Phong Nha Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPhong Nha Hotel Dong Hoi
The farmstay is situated at an amazing location next to rice fields...the general environment is laid back and relaxing..beds are clean and it also has a swimming pool...it is run by a friendly australian guy, Ben. Do take his tours as it will be the most non-traditional and exciting tour.
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... was our main the method. The special buy raincoats would definitely be making an appearance!
At breakfast we met Laura and James from England who were doing a great trip. They had been to a few different places, Napal, Bali and Indonesia. We were having a good old and natter and decided to rent a car and driver tomorrow for a tour of the nearby caves.
David and I went to hire bikes, we paid, had a go, but they ...
... of you, sometimes two abreast and they don't even look! Then there were ones that pull out on the wrong side of the road and come facing you, just because they didn't want to wait for a gap to cross over. I learned the other day that Vietnam is 2nd only to India for how many people die a day on the roads. (I cannot remember the exact statistic, but still, it was dangerous!)
We dropped the bikes back at the hotel and went for a smoothie and coffee at Ideas cafe, same as ...
... way down the next road to ask someone if we were heading in the right direction because we just couldn't believe these famous caves could be down such a narrow, untravelled road, but sure enough we were. Asking for directions is normally about pointing to a map and pointing ahead and nodding heads, but you never quite feel comfortable that you had made yourself understood and were on the right path after ...
... small that we got off the plane on the runway and walked to entrance of the airport. We picked up our bags on the only luggage carousel they have.
We chose Dong Hoi as a destination because of the National park nearby. It is home to some of the largest caves in Asia!! ...a UNESCO world heritage site.
Our hotel is a very affordable beach resort. The South China Sea is meters ...
... us, especially the children who shouted out 'HELLO' everywhere we went. We chose not to visit the caves at the National Park because we had recently seen caves at both Perfume Pagoda and Halong Bay, also the weather was particularly bad. Instead we went on our own tour of the city. First we walked to the beach, which was empty except from a few local fishermen. We spent some time watching these fishermen and admired their ...