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Tỉnh Đắk Lắk

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  • Day161

    Durch die Kaffee- und Reisplantagen

    November 12, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    The next stage from Da Lat to Buon Ma Thout had a really amazing scenery. In total it was a distance of about 200km what means we drove for 180km through rice fields and coffee farms. Without the visit in the hospital this would be one of our best routes so far.

    Unsere nächste Etappe führte uns von Da Lat bis nach Buon Ma Thout. Eine Etappe mit einer Länge von 200km wobei wir fast die ganze Zeit durch Reisfelder und Kaffeeplantagen gefahren sind. Wenn man den kleinen Stop im Krankenhaus mal wegnimmt und ggf. Die ein oder andere "Straße" umgangen wäre, wäre es sicherlich eine unserer besten Routen gewesen. Aber auch so war es landschaftlich richtig cool.

    Wir sind übrigens nun schon 1000km auf unserem Motorrad unterwegs.
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  • Day251

    Thac Dray Sap, Vietnam

    February 12, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Now that I'm sufficiently off the tourist trail it's time to do as the locals do; namely, a day at the waterfalls theatrically gossiping about neighbors and roasting chickens and fish over open flames.

  • Day249

    Lien Son/Lak, Vietnam

    February 10, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    REFER TO PRECEDING POST

    The finish line to the longest, most rewarding day with the Governor so far. Turns out I made it out lucky, as a Frenchman and French-Canadian traveller I met at dinner got stuck in the jungle for a night.

    Oh yeah and I ran across some casual elephants...

  • Day251

    Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam

    February 12, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    A busy hamlet turned city on the back of coffee revenue, Buon Ma Thuot is in no way a destination for the regular tourist. For the inexperienced photographer using a cheap Chinese cell phone camera, the city is not necessarily photogenic. Furthermore, there is little to no english infrastructure nor even a trace of nightlife... Yet it was a perfect place to incorporate oneself into the lifestyle of the local. A morning of chatting with a Vietnamese woman over coffee resulted in an afternoon of exploring with her two kids, sister, and nephew in the village of Ban Don. We later had dinner and drinks at their house after some solid neighborhood street soccer.

    Anyway, Buon Ma Thuot can be described as a series of cheap coffee breaks serviced by robusta beans from nearby farms, steet-side beers, waterfalls, and ethnic minority villages that give the city a highland identity much different from those of central Vietnam's coastal towns.
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  • Day249

    En Route: Da Lat to Lien Son

    February 10, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    Day 250's assumed easy cruise through scenic mountain roads quickly became a dirt-biking escapade on grades too steep for the scooter, through streams and over rickety wood bridges.

    A mainstay navigation app for most travelers, Maps.me recommended the route, which I was unaware consisted of 28+ kilometers of dirt trails that would have made for great trekking, not biking. The trail led away from the main road and deep into secluded jungle villages. For the vast majority of the several hours I had the back brake fully engaged and the front brake pumping as strongly as possible without skidding. About halfway in, a forge through a knee-deep stream flooded my engine. Luckily, with the Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) still in moderate swing, the nearest village was full of families enjoying some time off. Unlucky for [all 12 of] them, a mechanically ignorant tourist came in and ruined it. That said, working on my engine seemed to become an attraction of sorts and several children rushed out to watch and, presumably, make fun of my peculiar pinkish pigment. Families laughed as I attempted to converse about the bike in Vietnamese, given I only knew how to say (1) hello, (2) thank you, (3) delicious, (4) guest house, (5) key repair, and (6) One-Two-Three Drink!

    An hour of tinkering with only a Swiss-army knife (thanks, Dad) and throttling resuscitated Governor Martin O'Malley (my newly named motor scooter, for looking great for his age but significantly underperforming on the trail). "DELICIOUS!" I shouted, throwing my clenched fists into the air and dancing in circles.

    A few more hours of jungle biking through trails shared only with large black snakes and the occasional rice farmer resulted in a few spills. I started coming to terms with the prospect of having to spend a night in the great outdoors. Reluctantly I began to consider hiding my finicky Governor in the woods and returning to the village to ask for a place to pass out. Just as I found a small clearing, a lush expanse of terraced rice fields unfurled itself before me... At the opposite end, a flat, hardly paved road. At this point, it could have been a three-feet wide gravel footpath and I would have considered it the Audubon. Whooping and hollering, I raced through the trail in the middle of the fields, feet kicking on both sides of the handlebars and shouting celebratory obscenities of every variety as if I had just won the Super Bowl (shout out to Papa John's Pizza for his big win Sunday).

    The next few hours of late afternoon sun and dusk I made easy progress. Just after sundown I arrived at a small family guesthouse and assessed the damage to Governor O'Malley. The casualties: both side view mirrors, odometer, luggage rack, my sunnies, and my confidence in Maps.me.

    Day 250 was jam-packed with obstacles, triumphs, nerves, and celebrations. To be fair, it was a slightly exaggerated representation of the 249 days preceding it. And it ended the ideal way, in a local family's home downing beers, eating fresh spring rolls, and communicating via Google translate. Turns out adventure and sucking up to elderly hosts are never lost in translation.
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  • Day120

    Buôn Ma Thuôt

    November 27, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    As the coffee capital of Vietnam, of course Rosie's first choice of beverage was an Oreo frappacino as soon as we arrived!!! We had a days break here to relax after doing 500km in a week.
    We managed to get a local bus to Dray Sap waterfall not too far away, which despite it being dry season was a beautiful change of scenery to the dust and trucks of the high road.

    320 km to go to Ho Chi Minh.
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  • Day27

    Easy Rider Tag 1 lll

    November 5, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Boo hält mit uns in manchen Dörfern an und erklärt uns was über die „Minderheiten“. Teilweise kann er sich auch nicht mit den Dorfbewohnern verständigen, weil vor allem die älteren Generationen kein Vietnamesisch sprechen können. Man merkt, dass wir nun abseits der gewöhnlichen Tourirouten sind, da die Menschen oft winken und rufen, wenn sie uns „Weiße“ auf dem Motorrad sehen. Schulkinder auf der Straße strecken ihre Hände raus und wollen mit uns einschlagen, während wir vorbeifahren. Die Kinder auf den Fotos sind erst etwas vorsichtig. Wenn Boo die Route mit Touristen fährt, kauft er vorher Lollis und so verteilen wir auch Lollis an die Kinder im Dorf. Es fühlt sich schon etwas komisch an, vor allem als wir auf einmal an einer privaten Kochstelle stehen. Aber die Menschen sind sehr herzlich und nehmen einen an die Hand.Read more

  • Day28

    Easy Rider Tag 2 I

    November 6, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Am nächsten Tag geht es wieder auf die Straße. Vorher steht schon neben unserer Unterkunft ein gesattelter Elefant und uns wird eine Elefantentour angeboten. Dem Elefanten fehlt ein Stoßzahn und der Elefantenführer hat seinen Haken am Ohr des Elefanten. Wir füttern und streicheln den Elefanten nur. Boo meint später, dass es für den Elefanten eher eine Auszeit gewesen wäre, wenn wir auf ihm geritten wären, weil er normalerweise ein Arbeitselefant ist, der im Dschungel arbeitet...
    Auf dem Weg halten wir wieder an verschiedenen Stellen und ernten zum Beispiel Kaffee.
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  • Day27

    Easy Rider Tag 1 VI

    November 5, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Nach insgesamt 8 Stunden kommen wir in einem Ort mitten im Nirgendwo an und übernachten hier. Wir müssen erstmal bei Google Maps gucken, wo wir gelandet sind. Doch ins Bett gehts noch lange nicht. Nach dem Abendessen sitzen wir mit Boo und dem Verkehrspolizisten des Dorfes zusammen und trinken „Happy Juice“ (Reiswein).Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tỉnh Đắk Lắk, Tinh GJak Lak

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