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    • Day 30

      Nome Höline und es paar flügendi Gstaute

      November 28, 2023 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Nachdäm mir aui es Bett ohni Schüttel- und Hupieffekt hei gnosse, heimir üs ufteilt. Der Niels und der Moritz si mitde Töffe witer richtig Norde, ig bi mitem Andrew mitem Roller mit u die Andere si gane Bootstour mache. Mir si zum Bird Valley gfahre. Das isch es zimmlich witlöifigs Gebiet wo under Anderem 3 Höline, e Bluemegarte, E Geissebärg und es Vogelschutzgebiet beinhaltet. Das ganze isch nonid ganz fertig usboue aber der Bsuech hetsich glich glohnt. Mir hei ei Höli mitem Boot chönne ga aluege u die Anderi isch z Fuess begebahr gsi. Zum Vogelschutzgebiet heimir o mitemne Boot chönne. Das hetmi sehr a Tra Su Forrest im Mekongdelta erinneret. Glich isches nomau schön gsi soviu Vögu z gsee u vorauem z ghöre. Für die dritti Höli hez leider nümme glängt wöumir vorem Sunneundergang bir Mua Höli hei wöue si. Die isch imene Bärg wo über 500 Stägetritte z Fuess erreichbar isch. Vo dert obe heimir der Sunneundergang gluegt u d Flädermüs beobachtet. Wöus sehr viu Dunst ir Luft het isch d Sunne e fürige, orange Bau wome zimmlich diräkt cha aluege wöusi dür das garnid so häu isch. Es ish wunderschön zum aluege. Ufde Handyfotos isches leider sehr schwirig z zeige. Mir gfaut d Landschaft hie mit dene spezielle Bärge und Hügle sehr guet. Der Abe heimir hüt imene sehr viu bessere Restaurant aus Gester verbracht. Es het widermau Indisch geh u sogar der Siva (IND) het gmeint es sig auso sehr fein gsi.Read more

    • Day 10

      More Galaxy Cave Pictures by Eashan

      July 23, 2023 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

      In the morning, we had a huge breakfast buffet to fill our bellies and then we left for ngo dong, the river where we where going to explore some caves in a boat! We arrived and Sunny went with Mum and Dad while me, Arushi, and Millen had another boat to ourselves. In our first cave we were greeted by a cloud of bats flying and swooping above our heads. We all had torches and we all managed to light up sleeping bats which were a joy to spot.Read more

    • Day 2

      Tam Coc

      April 20, 2015 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      The ride to the tầm coc start was about 20 minutes south / south west. We wanted to just take a boat out by ourselves, ideally a kayake but they had local things that looked good enough. Me and Jack eventually got into one, Pim wanted to save money I think and didn't join us.
      A guide hopped in with us which we didn't want at first but we were so glad he did. After figuring out the ores were orientated backwards, so that rowing was more like pushing, we had a crack each at getting down stream. We got maybe 250 meters before the guide took over and started to show us how it was done..

      He sat up on the boat and used his feet and legs to push the ores! Genius. Once we got going under some bridges and around a few corners we understood why it was one of the top trip advisor things in the area. A river boat cruise through rice fields between sheer cliff mountains. Goats climb the side walls and cranes fly off at your approach. I took my go pro assuming we might get wet so I didn't take my phone, but the battery lasted 30 seconds. Bummer. Thankfully Pim took a couple of us from the riverbank.
      You'll have to Google search for more tam coc images, I'm sure there will be hundreds.
      There was a cemetery to one side of the way. I thought to myself; that's where I'd want to be buried, I've never thought that about a place before. it was that beautiful. I felt if someone wants to visit my grave, they should go on this epic adventure to the other side of the world once in their life to come and see it. I'd want my grandchildren to see what I've seen and make their own quest for adventure here.
      We carried on and came to a cave opening the river ran through, the guide said we were going through 3 caves and it would take about 2 hours. We told Pim we would be gone for 1, but we had plenty of time till the bus left that evening so no drama.

      The journey through the glades of rice were too beautiful, we saw sunset from the boat and chatted shit for the whole time.
      Jack's one of the few people I can talk to for hours openly about anything and everything, and the beers from a side boat on the river were a welcome addition to our cruise. We had to borrow the cash from the rower as we hadn't brought anything with us!

      We pulled up to the side after the 3rd cave for a nah veh sinh (toilet) stop, and the souvenir and snack vendor invited us to have our first Vietnam smoke pipe experience. I'm not a smoker so for me it was such a hit, and even for Jack who smokes all the time anyway. My head rush was huge, never thought tobacco could do that but it was good in a way, no filter though so I've been coughing for 3 days already. Worth it for the local experience though.

      When we got back the guide took us to his home / bar for some draft beer (the first pint was all head but we had it anyway) and ordered beef and rice from next door.

      Pim caught up and told us he ended up playing footie with the locals, and apparently they're really good. It didn't surprise me if they were doing it every day. The food and beer was great and the guide had lent us money to get the beers on the boat so we had to tip him!

      We rode back to the backpackers just in time for the bus and got the bikes on, ready for our next sleeping journey south to Dong Hoi.
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