From Hội An to Hue

Ready to roll
Ready to roll!
The rain was gone and I had a new iPhone. Maps loaded and the GPS tracker running. Time to hit the road up to Hue for a one night stop. Adios Su Shi and Mike – see you next time 🙂

The Marble Mountains close to Da Nang
The Marble Mountains close to Da Nang
How nice you might say but wait – check the next picture!

What is really going on
What is really going on. Tourist overload. Still I will stop next time to take a look at the caves – if they are not to expensive.

The Dragon Bridge in Da Nang
The Dragon Bridge in Da Nang (in the back)

Every Saturday and Sunday night the Dragon spits fire
Every Saturday and Sunday night the Dragon spits fire

Nhà thờ Ngọc Quang at the Northern tip of Da Nang
Nhà thờ Ngọc Quang at the Northern tip of Da Nang”

Detail with a Fish on top
Detail with a Fish on top

At the beach in Da Nang
At the beach in Da Nang – lots of traditional small fishing boats

They sell the catch next to the street
They sell the catch next to the street

Must be a Fisherman Temple? Đền Thờ Ngư Ông Phú Lộc
Must be a Fisherman Temple? Đền Thờ Ngư Ông Phú Lộc

View of the North tip of Da Nang
View of the North tip of Da Nang

Nice as long as you do not look down
Nice as long as you do not look down. They should clean that beach more often. Wherever you look there is trash – a lot of trash!

The bay of Liên Chiểu at the end of Da Nang
The bay of Liên Chiểu at the end of Da Nang

The bay from above. In the distance you can see the North tip of Da Nang
The bay from above. In the distance you can see the North tip of Da Nang

Surprisingly this place does look still unspoiled
Surprisingly this place does look still unspoiled

Going up the Hải Vân Pass
Going up the Hải Vân Pass – passing the clouds on the way. There are always clouds here so it is called ocean cloud pass as well.

A bunker at the Hải Vân Pass
A bunker at the Hải Vân Pass

Almost at the end of the Hải Vân Pass: The view of Lăng Cô
Almost at the end of the Hải Vân Pass: The view of Lăng Cô

Offerings for something at a bridge
Offerings for something at a bridge

The water up the mountain
The water up the mountain

Offerings on the sea-side as well
Offerings on the sea side as well
One can imagine where all the plastic and the rest will go soon. Down towards the sea. Since I own PEP I am happy to see they offer it here. But it would be much nicer if they use banana leaves and Bamboo cups.

The stream down towards the sea
The stream down towards the sea

Are they friendly?
Are they friendly?

At the Lang Co View Point or Địa điểm checkin Lăng cô as the locals refer to it
At the Lang Co View Point or Địa điểm checkin Lăng cô as the locals refer to it

Pig cooling station
Pig cooling station

Poor animals
Poor animals

They can lick some dirty water if they are lucky
They can lick some dirty water if they are lucky

You can not imagine the smell - or can you??
You can not imagine the smell – or can you??

Ricefield in Quỹ Nhất
Ricefield in Quỹ Nhất

Nhà thờ Phước Tượng
Nhà thờ Phước Tượng

Small church in Đá Bạc
Small church in Đá Bạc

Vu Homestay close to Hue

This place was just opened and I was lucky to get the discount rates for my bungalow. It had a TV, water heater, fan, table and chairs. Hot shower and a bathroom as well. The owner and his family are super nice and try to help the best they can. From time to time they have a BBQ for all the guests in the evening. The place is really green and must look even better soon. All the green was just planted so it will be even better in the future. I paid only 5,60 US $ for a night with breakfast. Here is a link to the Vu Homestay page on Booking.com

Entrance of the Vu Homestay
Entrance of the Vu Homestay

Vu Homestay with my bungalow in the middle
Vu Homestay with my bungalow in the middle

My bungalow
My bungalow

Entrance of the bungalow
Entrance of the bungalow with a chair to enjoy the warm afternoon sun

Inside the bungalow
Inside the bungalow

Private shower
Private shower

Comes with TV, water boiler and fan
Comes with TV, water heater and fan

View over the rice fields behind Vu Homestay
View over the rice fields behind Vu Homestay”

BBQ in the evening
BQ in the evening – lots of vegetable options for me

BBQ in the evening
Some could not really handle the Rice Whiskey

Todays Drive

152 km in 4 hours and 54 minutes including photo stops as well as a Gas stop

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From Hội An to Da Nang

After a lot of pictures in Hội An it was time to move further north. Before returning to the Ho Chi Minh Highway I had to stop for a night in Da Nang to meet Kayla. That is only a few kilometres from Hội An but worth to change the hotel so you do not have to drive back to Hội An from a night at the bar.

Wet and Gray on the way - to Danang
Wet and Gray on the way – to Danang

At last the beach is empty
At last the beach is empty

The whole city is under construction
The whole city is under construction

But they have the widest streets in Vietnam if not in South East Asia
But they have the widest streets in Vietnam if not in South East Asia

My room in Danang
My room at the Ho Hotel in Danang. I did book the “Small Single Room” that does come without a window. By the time of booking I was not aware of that. But for one night it is OK. It does come with a fridge, TV, AC, closet and private bathroom with hot shower. And it clean and only 8 US $

The Sea Dragon bridge
The Sea Dragon bridge. The dragon is actually part of the bridge. It is 666 meters long – the number of the beast. And it does breathe fire every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00. Today it was drizzling and all I could see of the fire was smoke coming out of the head of the dragon – still quite nice.

The other side
The other side with another bridge and a big wheel – changing colours all the time as well.

Waiting at the bar
Waiting at the bar

With a cold Larue Export
With a cold Larue Export

Little House in Cau Ha

The next day I went half way back to Hội An again to stay for a night at Little House. A nice little house it is. In a little village in the green away from the noise of the street. And only 5 US$ with free WiFi and private shower with hot water.
I was his firsts guest sine he opened his guest house so everybody was happy.

The yard with vegetable garden at the Homestay
The yard with vegetable garden at the Homestay

The window of the guest room - roses in front.
The window of the guest room – roses in front

The room with a bed, table and chair and it features a hammock!
The room with a bed, table and chair and it features a hammock!

The inner garden with more fruit trees and bushes
The inner garden with more fruit trees and bushes

Dinner with the owner
Dinner with the owner and a friend of the house. He did cook all of this and most of the green comes from the own garden – and it was free. I had a good stay at Little House!

 
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