Review of Vietnam in April 2013: Hoi an
The night before was arranged at reception, that for us in the morning a car will come and transfer to Hoi an(60$). This time everything was perfect. One of the conditions of the trip was the travel through the pass. Very much like to see those dizzying beauty told people.
The road was indeed beautiful and rich beauty. We stayed and took pictures up to the pass, and then on the pass. Here everything reminds of war. Bunkers, bunkers.... From the pass clearly visible da Nang and the surrounding area. Soon, soon we will swim in the sea. Ahead of the week beach vacation.
Our hotel in Hoi an was located on the coast. To the old town was about five kilometers. Found the hotel quickly and checked in without any problems. Liked the hotel immediately and will not disappoint. The rest of the day spent in exploring the property, and in the end went to Hoi an by free Shuttle bus. The bus runs on schedule, five times during the day. Last, from the hotel leaves at 20.30, and the hotel returned to the city in 20.45. You can, for example, to leave the hotel or 15.45 18.55, and to return at 20.45, or to leave the hotel at 20.30 and return by taxi(4$). But you can come by taxi and Bicycle and bike. Bikes are given free of charge than we several times took advantage.
From planned trips from Hoi Anya was the trip to BA na mountain and the Marble mountains. Da Nang, we could not see, as you do not chose the time, though, and drove through it a few times. Other plans were implemented in full.
Trip on BA was bought in the city a local Agency, it is the same exchanger, it is also a gift shop. It looked just ordering the car there and back (65$).
Left the hotel at 11 o'clock and somewhere in a couple of hours was in place. Bought tickets and took the funicular to the top. The cable car rose higher and higher, and pushed his way through the clouds, we found ourselves at the top of the mountain.
Vietnamese here want to create something like Disneyland. Still a lot to built, but has already seen the scope of construction. In the mountain built a multi-level amusement Park, where many attractions for children and adults.
There is also a small funicular, which takes you to the nearby mountain top. It is a huge Buddha statue, a lot of pagodas and nature. In total, the BA spent about four hours. Came down and went home. We liked the trip.
Well, Marble mountain. It's natural beauty. On the flat coast are high, detached from each other by steep hills covered with forest and shrubs. Built the lift and it raises to the top of one of the hills. From here begins the journey to the caves and spots on the top of the mountain.
Climbed all the peaks and caves, I went down, wanted to wait until twilight to photograph the mountains with the backlight enabled, but the weather deteriorated and started to rain. That would have to wait out the rain, decided to go to another cave. It is located next to the Elevator. Noticed her by accident and went to see her. The cave is huge and consists of many halls and grottoes. Cave themed. Apparently wanted to create something Hellish dungeons. Put the figures of devils and other evil spirits that torment bound people. Scattered around the bones of fake, and of course different Buddhas.
Interesting lighting and virtually no people. I wandered lonely as me at some distance, were two Asian girls. Afraid to stay alone and walked with me. I'll stop and they'll stop, I'll go and they follow me. And so we wandered about ten minutes until there was some sort of Asian group of people passing by. After that the girls disappeared. Well, well, it's time to exit. A little wandering, came to the door and began photographing the marble bridge, which is the entrance and the exit of the cave.
A very picturesque bridge with figures of animals, snakes and other animals. Moreover, the rain broke in earnest, and to go outside was pointless. While photographing, the light in the cave turned off and all the staff had disappeared somewhere. All! The working day is over. And there in the cave people or not, no one is bothered. We sat on the steps another ten minutes and finally realized that the rain stops soon, and already starting to get dark. Around all the stalls were already closed and no taxi was gone. What to do?
Have to go to the road. There probably will be possible to catch a taxi and reach the hotel. The more that the wife has already called where I disappeared to. The first step in the rain was not easy, and the second, third and subsequent was already overclocking, and I merged with the rain, although it poured the eyes and in the narrow alleys between the shops streams of water tried to knock down. It was a tropical downpour, and I was nowhere. The distance was not great, just 200-300 meters. Came to the road and hope began to look for a taxi. Solid all-weather motorbike flying in the night. Stood for about five minutes. The rain did not abate, and his end was not visible. To hide there. Where is the taxi? Asking yourself this question, I looked in the direction of me racing bikes. Suddenly, I got from behind by a Vietnamese on a motorcycle under an umbrella and starts a conversation with me. Free translation of this conversation is this:"Who are you waiting for, man?"
"Want a taxi in Hoi an"
"There will be no taxi want, I'll take you for$ 10 in Hoi an?"
"What, so we will go under the umbrella?"
"Cho? The colors are not like that?"
"No, just dumb like that!"
"Well, make up your mind, and that night will remain here?"
"Where we did not disappear? Just 17 km away, if not there, then I'll walk"- I thought.
Although to trust my life to this Vietnamese do not understand of age, somewhat strained. Okay, let's roll." - I agreed. Sat on the bike behind her and went. After ten meters I realized that it would be cold and I don't."Wait"- I shouted.
"No problem, now get to it!"- I replied.
Then we stopped in some store, apparently her shop or her friends. Biker while she ran and dressed, I was dressed in cellophane three of her assistant. First, my head stuck in the sleeve, then with a wild laughter began to pull out and try to find a hole for your head. I was soaking wet and cellophane for me bad glided from which the event was not a quick and very entertaining for girls.
Finally I was dressed and on top of wearing a helmet. I was ready to fly into space. My biker by the time also got dressed and was waiting for me on the bike under steam. "He said he went and waved his hand..."- I remembered the song and we took off into the night and in the rain. Only went on the road, the biker began to shout and show the thumb. What she screamed was impossible to understand, and I tried to tell her that she was going by slower. In response she raised her thumb and added in speed.
On the road began to appear a deep puddle, in which we flew at high speed under the happy squeal of my biker. The rain filled my eyes and painfully pinched face. Something to see ahead there was no way I cowardly hid his head for her. She raced forward, not seeing obstacles. Suddenly she abruptly dropped the course and slipped her hand under the cellophane jeans. Took the cell-phone and beginning to talk, and was applied to the ear opposite the side of the phone. I saw a glowing display. With one hand she held the mobile, and the other is sometimes adjusted his helmet.
What I have suffered, it is impossible to convey. I wanted to kill her, but wanted to drive, so I endured. I stayed in the back themselves, for bikers to stay was not well, and I was afraid to eat with their hands in half when she was making curves his thin arms and squealed with delight, hurrying into another puddle.
But when she tried to fly by traffic at a red light, she felt my fingers on his neck and stopped. Of course, I just marked the movement, but it was enough that she understood. Then we have reached without adventures. I gave her honestly-earned$ 10 and went to surrender the room to his wife.
Wife opened the door to the room and I saw her standing in the aisle with hands resting on hips.
"Where have you been? Are you drunk?- she asked, looking at my bulging red eyes. "And where are my pants ripped?"- she asks, looking at the scraps of my shorts. Their I broke back in the cave, getting from one hole to another. I silently went into the bath, it's not far behind, and after him cried out, " You're 50 years, it is time to settle down, and you're acting like a kid. Where have you been, I ask you?"
Her curiosity was torn, and she stubbornly stood in the bathroom and waited for answers. Under the warm jets of water I began a little to recover and finally I got it to present, chilling, story. She came to my wonderful salvation and later we went to dinner.
What gives such a "crafty" card for Gibraltar, if not a secret? In go better with MTS, tested, works everywhere, at least from those countries where I was. Any applications and deposits by a certain amount is required. The problem was only in Mexico, none of the phones with the SIM card MTS didn't want to be friends with the local operators. The issue resolved after a letter in the MTS, or rather two, as at first they were surprised and answered that they have an agreement with the Mexican operator, I do not remember his name, and everything should work like a problem in my phone. But I have had several phones and none of them MTS to local operators is not hooked up, but English SIM cards T-Mobile connect to the network without any problems. After the second letter in the MTS that describes the problem, something they apparently decided to find out. It turned out that MTS just forgot to extend the contract with the Mexican operator. In the end, after a week of MTS earned. ...
Nothing, actually, just one of my earnings is to work remotely via the Internet, and I receive payment therefore, the other is not possible. And this card is convenient to pay because it is a dollar and conversion is directly and not by some sweeping ways of rubles into dollars and then into the national currency. And besides, no fee when paying at POS terminals, and when removing the cash Commission is charged. I pay her house everywhere in all the shops (or rather the wife with her shopping for groceries, etc.), never at home still not there for more than half a year of use, except that our vigilant sometimes sellers wife denied her admission because the card is not her (the name on the map clearly indicate gender). ...
Understandable, but still better to pay abroad some other map, with the ability to receive SMS notifications of withdrawal of money. ...
About write-off in the supermarket $ 15 in Ho Chi Minh city (see above) added that until the promise has in store return never happened, even though it's been three weeks. A few days ago, I wrote to my Bank about this tranzactii, promised to contact the Bank. ...
I'm not even surprised. Most likely a Vietnamese Bank was not going to return anything, and the store, too. In their homespun logic You're a tourist (of course not just You), that is, the object for Nai... sorry cheating. Left and went to his North, soon following a fool...., sorry tourist will come. Well this is Vietnam, is among Vietnamese decent people of course, but it carries with it the gene - "lie to farang" because farang to exist, as, for example, the chicken exists in order to lay eggs. When I tried to inflate in Vietnam, selling for example instead of tea dust from Vietnamese roads, as they love to do, I always tell them that I am not a tourist, I live in Nha Trang, and if they will sell me the Boo, then I'm all tourists will say that you have a bad store, but if the tea is good, I will advertise all Russian your smelly shop. Sometimes helped. The trouble is that they are wild there, most do not understand guys either in English or in Russian. ...
That is the same about solid Nai... My Bank finally returned the money today. Helped a Fax I received in the store from Vietcombank. Just wonder how they even Fax'd done nothing to return not going. In Vietnam every step necessary to keep your eyes open. But if you think that you were not pinned, so just still don't know what you got ;) . ...
Alas, Yes, it is, though so , to be honest, maybe this is the beauty of this country. :DOWN :suicide My friend is now in Nha Trang, today already three times called and asked what to do - paid for pictures - deducted 3 times from the card - then said that the payment failed and he is still a cache paid. Called and asked his office to check, there is a delusion - the purchase of one and the same for $ 385, and write-offs of as many as four, but the last undone for some reason. It is very bad English and Vietnam, I advised him, now already is not convenient somehow.... ...
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Yes, I was just for example, have these aggregators. If not bought tickets for the November to Sao Paulo, it just would have flown away!!!! ...