Winter 17/18 – A few Days in Phong Nha

Trang & George

After a few days at the beach it was time to move on and meet Trang in Phong Nha.

It is a quick ride up the mountain – only 42 kilometers but still, it took me an hour. I like to look what is happening along the road so I go quite slow. Booked a hotel for a few days since you never know how full it gets in the season up here.

Nhat Tan Hotel in Phong Nha

Nhat Tan Hotel
My room at the Nhat Tan Hotel

I booked a room at the Nhat Tan Hotel at the main drag in Phong Nha and only a few meters away from Trang’s bar.

Bathroom at the Nhat Tan Hotel
The Bathroom
Breakfast at the Nhat Tan Hotel
Breakfast at the Nhat Tan Hotel

That happens if you are tired and forget to tell them NO EGG!

The bike parking - Vietnam style inside the hotel
The bike parking – Vietnam style inside the hotel

Trangs Place

Nothing changed at the Spa apart from new staff. Some cosmetic changes at the bar and the rooftop was finished. The supermarket is open now.

Trang had the idea of getting more space for the bar to have one or two tables more. So she ordered a truckload of stones and sand. We filled the pond and I removed the last concrete bit of the old stairs to the first floor behind the house. Lots of work and sweat. But things looked much better behind the house with the stones.

Most of the stones
Most of the stones that went into the pond
More space for the restaurant - we filled the pond
More space for the restaurant – we filled the pond
Some of the stones went here
Some of the stones went here
And some went behind the house
And some went behind the house
Best shop keeper in the afternoon
Best shop keeper in the afternoon
Greens with Huda for lunch
Greens with Huda for lunch

At the little Bar on the Hill

A bit outside is a bar on a hill. Nice spot to see the sunset or for a drink in the afternoon. We where not so lucky today. Clouds moved in and that was it with the sunset.

Little restaurant on a hill outside of Phong Nha
Little restaurant on a hill outside of Phong Nha
The sun sinking into the mountains at Phong Nha
The sun sinking into the clouds at Phong Nha
Afternoon snack - Mango with Tiger Beer
Afternoon snack – Mango with Tiger Beer
Trang & George
Trang & George – note the sweater!

I only stayed a few days in town so there are not too many pictures.

Breakfast at the pool - Trang looks even smaller on this picture
Breakfast at the pool – Trang looks even smaller on this picture
George - after breakfast
George – after breakfast – very happy!
Greens with Huda for lunch - again
Greens with Huda for lunch – again
The village behind the rice fields
The village behind the rice fields
Cold noodles with greens
Cold noodles with greens

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Author: Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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