got to enjoy some splendid afternoon tea overlooking the Han River at the premium executive lounge right after arriving in Danang today ☕️ 🍰
Thank you @novoteldanangpremierhanriver for the warm welcome.
and that’s right, I’m sunburned 😩 #bringchutoVietnam
We took a boat trip in the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex at Nimh Binh to get better up close views of "Ha Long Bay On Land", about 150 km south of Ha Long Bay.
The towering karst mountains in Trang An landscape complex can match Ha Long’s for their grandiose and awe-inspiring sight. In ancient time, this place used to be an imperial city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty. According to Feng Shui masters, some of the limestone shapes resemble the mythical swords and mighty power of the king and his nation - a reason for king Dinh Bo Linh to move his capital to Hoa Lu (Trang An). Some of the karst towers collapse within itself and create mysterious caves inside.
Ancient Town, Hội An 🇻🇳 ⛩
Hội An translates as "peaceful meeting place" and is known for its slow-paced and traditional lifestyle. This UNESCO-listed town is a must for culture buffs, featuring ancient buildings/bridges, picturesque streets, and of course these colorful lanterns. 🏮
It’s also home to some of the best tailoring services in Vietnam, where you can have your very own custom-made clothes. I bought a suit and some shirts @baodiep_tailor_hoian. Great service, good quality and for a fraction of the price I would have paid in Holland. 👔
The town centre, also known as Hoi An Ancient Town, offers many historical walking tours but is best to explore by bicycle. Especially in the evening it’s one the cosiest places you will ever see with lots of great (night) markets, restaurants and bars. 🚲
Sandy dunes and sandy feet (and sandy pants and sandy hair and sandy eyes and sandy everywhere!) 😜
The other day we took a jeep to the White Sand Dunes in Mui Ne and they were unlike anything we'd ever imagined seeing in Vietnam! 😍
Sand found it's way into every nook and cranny after we boarded down the dunes and took a few tumbles! It's easy going down but walking back up is a whole other challenge - not only did we end up covered in sand from head to toe but we also went home with very achy legs! 😅