From Ðưc Trọng to Buôn Ma Thuột

June 25, 2017 at 14:09

Further north up to the Ho Chi Minh road – on mostly empty streets till the AH17. I have some landscape for you and some more churches. Take a look!

Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình
Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình

Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình
Old school fun for the kids at this church

Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình
Comes with a dragon slayer as well

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
Nhà thờ Kim Phát

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
Nice Tet decoration. Artificial tree with fireworks made of soda cans.

Nhà thờ Kim Phát

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
They have a Maria with a light hat!

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
And some music if you like

Nhà Thờ Phú Sơn
Nhà Thờ Phú Sơn

Along the QL 27
Along the QL 27 – Less forest than last year. The coffee is eating into it everywhere.

Along the QL 27
All the little villages are decorated with flags

New monument at the QL 27 in Đam Rông District
New monument along the road

Floating Village on Buoch Dong a bit after Ban di Luong on the QL27
Floating Village on Buoch Dong a bit after Ban di Luong on the QL27

The dam creating the lake
The dam creating the lake

In the mountains at the QL27
In the mountains at the QL27


More and more traditional Long Houses along the road. This one with a not so traditional roof.


Not a lot of traffic and mostly farmers on the way to the fields or back home.


Green rice fields everywhere

Nhà thờ Phúc Lộc
Nhà thờ Phúc Lộc

Giáo Xứ Thọ Thành
Giáo Xứ Thọ Thành

Giáo Xứ Thọ Thành
Fancy dress!

Soon after that picture the Google lady told me to drive to a smaller road on the right and a minute later I was at my stop for this night -> the Dai Thanh Guesthouse.

Dai Thanh Guesthouse

My bed at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse
My bed at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse

Dai Thanh Guesthouse for 5 US $! Comes with private bathroom, hot shower, fan, TV, Table chair and free WiFi.

My room at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse

My private bathroom at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse

But it looks like there is even a better option in town now: Ngoc Tran Guesthouse! It had a 9.2 rating by the time of writing this Blog Post. And it is 5 US $ as well.

Dinner with Phillip from Belgium
Had dinner with Phillip from Belgium – he stayed at the same place

Vegetarian Hot Pot
Vegetarian Hot Pot

Todays Drive

188 km in 5 hours including photo stops as well as a Gas stop

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From Hàm Tiến to Ðưc Trọng

June 21, 2017 at 15:39

3 lazy days in Hàm Tiến – go to bed early and wake up early. Time to start the drive up north. Today I want to reach Hiệp Thạnh which is close to Dalat or Da Lat as the Vietnamese call it.

Along the way I took some pictures of churches for you and some landscape as well. The further I drove into the mountains the less traffic was on the road. A bit more traffic at the QL20 leading towards Da Lat. Lots of crazy bus drivers going as fast as possible but the road is wide and when you see one in the mirror you better stay as far left as possible.

Nhà Thờ Kim Ngọc
Nhà Thờ Kim Ngọc

Nhà Thờ Kim Ngọc
Hi there!

Nhà Thờ Kim Ngọc
They like to have a Holyland Park at the churches here.

Nhà Thờ Kim Ngọc

Nhà thờ Giáo xứ Hồng Liêm
Nhà thờ Giáo xứ Hồng Liêm. X-Mas decoration still in place.

Nhà thờ Giáo xứ Hồng Liêm

Nhà thờ Giáo xứ Hồng Liêm

Along the 711
Along the 711. More Dragon fruits in the back.

Further up north on the 711
Further up north on the 711 – as you can see – nothing is going on.

The mountains in Bình Thuận
The mountains in Bình Thuận – far away from any village they look still good.

The mountains in Bình Thuận
You can see how farming is cutting into it

Coffee is eating its way into the forest
Coffee is eating its way into the forest.

Redecorated! No water nowhere
Redecorated! No water nowhere

Church along the QL 28 in the Di Linh District
Church along the QL 28 in the Di Linh District

Church along the QL 28
Church along the QL 28. Poor church – it is not even on Google Maps – so I have no name for you

Church along the QL 28
Comes with a few figures as well.

Church along the QL 28
Nice and full of light

Giáo xứ Di Linh
Giáo xứ Di Linh

Di Linh
Not a lot of traffic in Di Linh

Giáo xứ Phú Hiệp
Giáo xứ Phú Hiệp

Giáo xứ Phú Hiệp

There is always some space to dry your harvest
There is always some space to dry your harvest

Nhà thờ Tam Bố
Nhà thờ Tam Bố

Nhà thờ Liên Khương
Nhà thờ Liên Khương

Nhà thờ Liên Khương

Nhà thờ Liên Khương

New Gold Hotel

New Gold Hotel
The arch to the left and right look similar to the ones of the church which is only a few metres down the road from the hotel. The Booking link to the New Gold Hotel

Room in the New Gold Hotel
My room in the New Gold Hotel. It is a Karaoke place but was not to noisy. Big and clean with a big bathroom as well. Not sure why there was no window in the bathroom. Fridge, TV and Air-Con as well – everything 12 US$.

Room in the New Gold Hotel

Room in the New Gold Hotel

Todays Drive

163 km in 4,5 hours including Photo stops as well as a Gas stop

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