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Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang March 20th 2024

I headed to Da Nang from Hoi An. While I am not a fan of big cities, I realised I won't be in a beach area for some weeks and hence chose Da Nang (also because it was close to Hoi An). Da Nang is a city with more than 1 Million people, richer than most places in Vietnam, higher population growth rate than the national average (due to migration). It has all the makings of what large cities with thriving economies become. I stayed near My Khe Beach at Da Nang, which is a popular beach. However, I reached there on a weekend and found the beach extremely crowded. Lots of people, doing all sorts of things including exercising, co-ordinated dance/aerobic routines or just their Instagram posts, it was all happening. Next day, I woke ... read more
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My Khe Beach
Da Nang

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang February 26th 2024

Gestern unternahmen wir einen Ausflug zu der Ruinenstadt My Son (inklusive Tanzdarbietung) und einen anderen zu den Ba Na Hills. Letzteres ist ein Themenpark auf einer Bergspitze. Abends gab es noch einen vietnamesischen Kochkurs.... read more
In der Ruinenstadt My Son.
Auf den Ba Na Hills.
Vietnamesischer Kochkurs.

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang February 25th 2024

Vorgestern verließen wir Hue und fuhren nach Süden in Richtung Da Nang und Hoi An. Dabei passierten wir den Wolkenpass. In Da Nang besuchten wir das Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture und eine Marmor Manufaktur. In Hoi An besichtigten wir eine Seiden-Manufaktur und die Altstadt mit mehreren historischen Gebäuden und Tempeln. All dies war sehr sehenswert.... read more
In Da Nang.
Der Wolkenpass.
In der Altstadt von Hoi An.

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang January 30th 2024

Tour Day 112, Cruise Day 10 – Day at Sea Tour Day 113, Cruise Day 11 – Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam – Tour Name: Da Nang by Rickshaw & the Cham Museum See Da Nang as the local people do, aboard a pedal cab. An air-conditioned motor coach or minibus will whisk you to the Cham Museum, where your pedal cab awaits. Aboard this simple and somewhat noisy conveyance, you take a whirlwind tour through the city streets to see such landmarks as the Han Market, the Da Nang Cathedral and the TV Broadcasting Station en route to the Cham Museum. Leave the pedal cab there as you step inside for a 30-minute museum sojourn. View an extraordinary collection of sandstone-sculpted items, which provide insight into the history and culture of the fascinating Cham minority ... read more
"Da Nang by Rickshaw & the Cham Museum"
"Da Nang by Rickshaw & the Cham Museum"
"Da Nang by Rickshaw & the Cham Museum"

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang November 23rd 2023

Today we moved on to Hoi An, the lantern city, busy, colourful and bright, with old and newer parts. We're there for just two nights instead of the three we had been expecting; if you want to know why, please read my previous Vietnam & Singapore blogs – trust me, they’re worth it! Before leaving Hue though, we visited the Hurong Ho primary school to give the children an opportunity to speak to people who have English as a first language. We had already split into two groups of four, and three groups of three, and I was in a four with Susan, Liz and Debbie. We had already bought some gifts (prizes), notebooks and pens for the children, as well as some sweet treats and a class football, so after being welcomed to the school ... read more
...and now the stunning view without us in the way.
Lanterns in the lantern city
Electric shuttle buses in Hoi An.

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang March 12th 2023

We are so glad that we added Hoi An to our itinerary! What a treat just walking around the streets! No wonder it is a protected UNESCO site - it is maintained in all its historical glory! You can buy a pass and visit up to 5 of their historical sites sprinkled all through the old town. We visited temples, assembly halls and a theatre that featured local musicians and showcased traditional Vietnamese dance. I am sure the dancers that got to be dragons and roosters loved performing those roles as much as we loved playing Disney characters and Storm troopers in our earlier dance Days!!! Darold joined his fellow monkey (statue) at one end of the famous Japanese Covered Bridge (the other end was a dog) - the 2 Chinese animals signs bookended the bridge. ... read more
Phuc Kien Assembly Hall - Hoi An
Phuc Kien Assembly Hall - Ron Assembling
Japenese Bridge - Hoi An

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang November 14th 2019

Hoi An har mange områder hvor der vokser vandkokos palmer som omkranser små øer ude i floden. Det skaber områder med mange små vandløb hvor man kan fiske og have dambrug. Ude på floden kan man fiske med større net, enten ved at kaste dem ud og hive fisk ind, eller ved at have nettet liggende nede i vandet og om aftenen med lys tiltrække fisken og hive nettet op med en sindrig mekanisme. Vi gik i land ved et landbrugsområde hvor man dyrkede økologiske grøntsager, salater og urter. En bonde demonstrede hvordan man forberedte jorden og vandede de lange bede. Hoi An er kendt for at lave lanterner. De hænger over alt i byen og lyser op når mørket er faldet på. For et par år siden var der en som havde fået den gode ... read more
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Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang November 13th 2019

Turen fra Hué til Hoi An går over Hai Van passet (skyernes pas). Fra vejen har man udsigt til lange strande og ud over det Østlige hav (Sydkinesiske hav). Fra passet er der udsigt til Da Nang bugten. Hoi An var tidligere kendt som en vigtig handelsby, men handlen flyttede til Da Nang da floden sandede til. I byen er der spor af japanerne og kineserne som var de første til at drive handel i byen. Kineserne har bl.a. bygget et templet til søens beskytter som også virkede som et samlingspunkt for kineserne. I dag blomstrer byen på grund af turisme og er et af de mest besøgte steder i Vietnam. Hver morgen er der gang i det store marked hvor konerne kommer ind fra landet for at sælge deres varer. Kommer man uden for byen ... read more
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Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang September 23rd 2019

Following an amazing solo adventure in Da Lat and Nha Trang that can be read about in another blog post, it was time bring the solo travel to a halt and join up with my parents a.k.a. The Parentals. This was the second time mum and dad had come to Asia to see me, the first time being in 2016 when they came to visit me in China. After a taste of the Asian culture and experiences, they were eager to give South East Asia a go. Fortunately, Da Nang has an international airport so we were all able to fly in from different locations, the parentals from New Zealand and myself, from Ho Chi Minh. It was a glorious meet up in the airport but with all the luggage (particularly my mother) had to carry, ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang May 20th 2019

Just a quick stop over in Hue to see what the city had to offer. We saw a couple Royal tombs - Tu Duc and Minh Mang and the Hue Citadel. We also saw the Thien Mu Pagoda, which is a symbol for the city and took a ride on a dragon boat. Lotus flowers were present throughout the city and are the Vietnamese national flower. We stopped at an incense and conical hat making collective and I've discovered a new talent - I'll go into incense making if this whole prof thing doesn't work out!... read more
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Dogs being assh&*les :)
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