Sun Spa Resort Quang Binh Vietnam
Travel Blogs from Dong Hoi
On Wednesday 26th March our Hanoi, guide Mr Cong, met us from the overnight train from Lao Cai (Sapa) and escorted us to our "day use" hotel. Just in case you were wondering what the deal is with a day use hotel - the idea being we use the hotel facilities to shower and freshen up before heading off to Hanoi airport later in the day. After all …
... ventured off onto a dirt road just past some rice fields, and went in search of where to get some good shots. We passed a beautiful church, and drove past old houses, new houses, kids, old people, dogs, water buffalo, cows, rice fields, the river, you name it. And we made that motorbike WORK. We flew up a big hill up to where a little house stood at the top. We met some beautiful kids, with the biggest smiles and happiest ...
... a girl by herself and then returned looking for two people. I think she realised how hacked off I was and turned down another couple to put us on. Sorry guys. We clambered aboard, grabbed the last two seats, and the bus took off, with about fifty people still waiting. We breathed a sigh of relief, and as the bus conductor collected our tickets, he verbally confirmed our destination as Dong Hoi, which gave me some confidence we would actually get there, and get off. Paul plugged ...
... set up everywhere and boat after boat entering in and out of the cave, hence the commercialized look but it was nice to be able to see everything. There is a point that the boat lets you off and wonder around to take pictures.
After the cave tour we were dropped off at our hotel in Dong Hoi, Anh Linh Hotel. Very little options online for pre booking and this place was the cheapest at $15USD a night. Nice place ...
... as I love watching that episode I have lost a lot of respect for how they did it, but I guess they needed a production crew and team, it was a programme after all. Since this entry we have also completed the Hai Van pass, the part where they crawled up the hill to the magnificent views below with the sea behind and although very nice it is nothing compared to the mountain roads near Laos that stretch for hours at a time.
Anyway back to this trip. As we eventually dropped ...
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