Thới Nhật

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    • Day 9

      Der letzte Tag in Ho Shi Minh

      December 21, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Der letzte Tag in Ho Shi Minh hat mit Abwechslung gepunktet, durch Zufall sind wir auf den Thien Hau Temple gestoßen, im inneren hat uns Ruhe und der wunderbare Duft von unzähligen Räucherstäbchen erwartet. Geplant ist es gewesen am selben Tag Zweiräder zu besorgen und los zu fahren, dass haben wir leider nicht geschafft. Mein Talent Roller zu fahren ist bescheiden, geplant ist es gewesen dass ich Thomas seinen Scooter nehme, nachdem ich den Hobel während der Probefahrt gegen die Wand gesetzt habe, entschied ich mich für einen halbautomatisches Modell ( Honda Wave II). Damit ging es während der rush hour zurück zum Hostel, ideale Voraussetzungen um fahren zu lernen. Die erste große Fahrt von HSMC nach Can Tho über Vinh Long war ein Erlebnis. Man kann sich schon denken warum jegliches Vehikel Geräusche macht wenn es blinkt... LKWs haben immer recht und ballern mit einen Affenzahn an einen vorbei, es wird gerne in die entgegen gesetzte Richtung gefahren, Verkäufer werfen Scherben auf die Straße, die Anzahl Verkehrstote je 100.000 Einwohner beträgt 24,5 ( in Deutschland 4,3), Spaß macht es trotzdem, oder vielleicht gerade deswegen.Read more

    • Day 30

      Mekong delta

      December 29, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Can Tho is the best city I visited in Vietnam. Much cleaner and quiet and the people are more friendly as in the other cities I have been before.
      I was looking forward to seeing the beautiful scenery of Mekong delta but it didn't come up to my expectations. The whole river looks like a garbage dump. They use plastic for everything. Bottles, bags, mugs....and all of this goes into the ocean. 😪
      I can't imagine when people are so proud of their homemade natural products and food (sea food) how they can litter so much?!
      And when I see the animals locked up in small cages I rapidly forget to get the same vegetarian dish every day.
      If you can oversee the bad things happens here Mekong delta could be a nice place. The floating market was interesting to see and the bike tour beside the river made me feeling better. 😇

      Now back to Saigon for my last night in Vietnam.😎
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    • Day 60

      A trip to Can Tho

      November 11, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      Today was another travel day, though a relatively short one. The journey from Ho Chi Minh CIty to Can Tho, only took about four hours or so. But to get on the bus, we had to go for a bit of a mission through HCMC to find the bus company's ticket office, to get a ticket, and then get to the bus station.

      After being misdirected to the wrong ticket office by the reception at the hotel, and spending about 30 mins trying to find it, we headed back to the hotel, jumped in a taxi with our bags, and headed to the proper ticket office. On arrival, we had our tickets in two minutes, and were bundled onto a shuttle bus that would take us to the bus station.

      On the shuttle bus, we met a German couple, Alex and Annie, who were heading to the same place as us. As luck would have it, they were sitting next to us on the bus proper, once we got on it, It is always nice to have different people to talk to.

      The bus took four hours or so to get to Can Tho, including a stop at halfway, at a very well serviced roadside stop. It included a wee fruit market, dry foods market, and even electronic sales. There were also plenty of street food vendors too.

      Getting off at our bus stop in Can Tho, we discovered that we were about 3km away from our hotel, so jumped in a taxi and made our way there. Our hotel had been built in a seemingly odd area. It was boxed in by an all day street market on one side, and by a car mechanic on the other. We couldn't fault the quality of the hotel, as our room was enormous, and coated in marble. And being on the street market meant it was always in the middle of the action.

      Dumping our bags, we headed out to get some food, and quickly discovered that the area is very touristy. Can Tho has a lot of tourism that revolves around the Cai Rang floating market, and we think that many people like us, show up for a day, visit the market, and then move on. Unfortunately for us, this made finding a reasonably priced meal a bit hard. And by reasonably priced, I mean by Vietnamese standards. The food was also pretty westernised.

      Having refueled with some food, we headed back to the hotel so that Courtney could could go for a quick run on the gym treadmill, and so we could make arrangements to get a bus the next day to Chau Doc and arrange a tour of the floating market. On the way to the room, we visited the roof of the hotel to get a good view of the city. It was slightly scary because it wasn't so much the roof we ended up on, but a platform built on top of the roof using little more that scaffolding and concrete. It didn't feel secure, so we headed back down once the photos had been quickly taken.

      Back in the room we got everything sorted for the next day, and then headed back out for some dinner at what appeared to be a pretty authentic restaurant. It wasn't. It was yet another restaurant that served extremely westernised versions of Vietnamese classics. It was not pleasant, and that was a real shame.

      On the way back from our dinner, we perused the local night market, which seemed to be where all the locals in the town were. It was mobbed.

      And that was the end of the day.
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    • Day 4

      Berliner & Muffins zum Frühstück

      November 22, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Heute mal länger geschlafen. Da das Queenie House leider kein Frühstück anbieten, bin ich mal die Gasse hoch, auf der Suche nach was essbarem. Die Backauslage in einem Garagen-ähnlichen Schuppen eines älter Mannes hat es mir angetan. Es gibt "Berliner" und "Muffins" auf vietnamesisch! Lecker 👌👍. Dazu gibt's einen kostenlosen Kaffee im Queenie House....was braucht man mehr 😎😄.Read more

    • Day 17

      Can Tho

      February 4, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

      On the sleeping bus, which has reclining seats :)! They feel like space pods or something.
      Oh there's one thing I wanted to mention about the Vietnamese that I find funny. As far as I know they're the only people who wear winter clothes in 30C temperatures 😄. Doesn't matter how hot it is you will see people wearing sweaters, face masks, long sleeved shirts jeans and sometimes scarves to keep the sun off of them. You can always tell that someone is a foreigner by their lack of clothing xDRead more

    • Day 16

      Day 7 Can Tho, Vietnam

      October 29, 2015 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      8am car/van ride 1.5hr
      My Tho province - rice field thru Trung Luong express highway
      Boat ride - Tortoise islet for stilt houses, fruit plantation, fishing village
      Handrowed sampan - Ben Tre for water coconut trees, seasonal fruit & honey tea, Southern Vietnamese folk music
      Hand drawn carriage
      Can thu city - Change clothes for visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda
      Check in TTC hotel
      Free & easy dinner - Ninh Kieu famous boat pier
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