Blogs from Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm, Ninh Thuan, South Central Coast, Vietnam, Asia


Uns wurde davon abgeraten die Strasse von Dalat nach Phan Rang zu nehmen, aber wir wollten ja nicht hören. Die Strasse war wirklich schlecht, weil sie neu gemacht wurde. Und die Vietnamesen renovieren Strassen indem sie erstmal 60km Strasse den Belag aufreissen und erst dann alles neu machen. Wir mussten also die ganze Passstrasse auf Sand und Steinen fahren. Dazu nieselte es eigentlich ständig. Die letzten paar Kilometer waren nicht viel besser. Ständig hatte es Sand und Steinhaufen mitten auf der einen Fahrbahn und wir mussten Slalom fahren um bis nach Phan Rang zu gelangen. Beim Nachtessen lernten wir einen ehemaligen Lehrer mit Namen Dung kennen, welcher uns viel über die Cham-Zeit erzählen konnte. Wir verabredeten uns am nächsten Tag, damit er uns den Cham-Tempel in Phan Rang zeigen kann. Am nächsten Tag sahen wir uns ... read more
dann geht's Richtung Phan Rang
die Strecke nach Phan Rang
Das Wetter war immer noch nicht gut

The next day we lay by the beach, which was deserted except for about 10 other guests from the resort (8 of them Russian), and the occasional local. As a short aside, the reason we skipped Nha Trang is because it's invaded by Russians. There is a daily direct flight from Moscow, and this has quite an impact on the ambience. Mui Ne is supposed to be a bit better, but as Phan Rang's Ninh Chu beach was otherwise deserted, we were not much affected by the fact that we were nearly the only non-Russians there. Resting on the beach, we suddenly found ourselves in the epicenter of the day's fishing efforts, and were able to get a close look at their techniques - their boats are round, oversized wicker baskets, which they propel and steer ... read more
The boat
A man and the ocean 1

We slept in a little later than we wanted too. The day started off with another flat tire on my bike. Tris walked it over to the shop and we got a new tire put on. Instead of leaving Mui Ne bright and early, we got out at noon. We had breakfast at a lovely vegetarian healthy breakfast place, packed up our stuff and hit the road. We saw the white sand dunes from afar. We didn't go far enough yesterday. We pulled over 40 km's in for a quick drink and bum break. Everyone in the restaurant stared at us as if they've never seen a whitie before. On our way we drove right into a huge rain cloud. It started pouring so much that we had to pull over. WIth not many choices we ... read more
On the road
On the road
The storm

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