Winter 17/18 from Yên Minh to Tân Quang
Chocolate Hills

Winter 17/18 from Yên Minh to Tân Quang

Had a good night at the Cao Nguyen Guesthouse in Yen Minh. Took some time till Mitsos was happy with his breakfast but after that we continued our drive towards the West of Vietnam. But today we only drove South.

Mountain Village
Looks like it will be a nice day
Fields and Mountains
Agriculture eats its way up the mountains
Fields in the Mountains
They use all the land up to the mountaintops
Mountain Ranges
Mountains and more Mountains
Mountans and fileds
Guess next time the fields go up all the way to the top
Mountains in Vietnam
If burning down the last bits of forrest left is the envirommental service – they do a good job!
Fire in the mountain
Forrest protection
Karst Mountains
Karst Mountains
Laundry Day
Laundry Day
Small stream in the mountains
A small stream creates its own surroundings with nice bamboo trees
Lone Survivor
Lone Survivors
Chinese Graves
Chinese graves in front of a perfect chocolate hill
Chocolate Hills
The Vietnamese Chocolate Hills
Bike on the road
Again a day with almost no traffic up here in the Vietnamese mountains
Northern Vietnam Hills
More of those Northern Vietnam hills
Hills
Weeeee – I need this with blue sky 🙁
Road into the Valley
The windy road into the next valley
Rice Fields and Mountains
A dream? I want my house here!
More Karst Mountains
More Karst Mountains
Mountains in North Vietnam
Mountain rice fields
Rice Fields
This looks like a lot of work
Mountains
The road winds itself further into the valley
Last tree
Last big tree left. Must be a important one
Mountain Fields
If you stop working on this kind of fields the rain will kill them in no time
Poor Farmers Home
Earth house – must be a poor farmer
Cable Bridge
A small village on the other side
Small Mountain Village
You can see the poor farmer on the right has only a plastic housel. Middle class on the left has a wood house and the new rich have proper big traditional wood houses. Building this is quite expensive now since there is not a lot of big trees left.
Traditional House
Another traditional house
Traditional House
And another new one with two floors
House in Vietnam
The concrete one was there first. The wood one is new and not finished.
Uncle Ho
Uncle Ho with local farmers
Tea farm
Harvesting tea leaves

Tân Quang

Room at the Nhà nghỉ Huyền Tuấn
Our room at the Nhà nghỉ Huyện Tuần
Fridge and Windows
Comes with a fridge and a few windows
Bathroom
As well as a bathroom
Vietnamese Food
Food next door was really good
Happy Greek
As you can see: If the Greek is happy with the food he looks like this
Hotel Lobby
The lobby of our hotel
Parking
Looks more like an parking lot – not like a hotel lobby

Today’s drive:
We drove 148 kilometers in 4 hours, 50 minutes with gas and food stops.

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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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