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The Vietnamese People often describe the shape of its country with a bamboo bar, which carries a rice bowl at each end.

Vietnam, more largely as Italy and smaller than Japan with its approximately 80 million inhabitants extends over 1600 km along the east coast of the Chinese peninsula. This strategically important situation at the south Chinese sea was always the reason for the long warlike history of the country. Earlier border wars with Laos, Cambodia, Thailand or China and in former times the Indochina and Vietnam war left here their cruel scars and you can feel it all over the country.

The catastrophic effects of the Vietnam war, which destroyed systematically the natural resources of humans, are still visible and the damage in nature nearly irreparable.

But beside of this cruel past Vietnam inspires by the variety of its landscapes.  Imposing, rugged mountains, bright green rice fields, endless lonely beaches, dunes, steppes and an enormous fruitfulness at the river deltas.

On our tour from north to south we came along small quiet villages, sleepy provincial towns and bustling cities. Again and again we were shocked by the horrible traffic but also fascinated. Thousands and thousands of motor bikes drive nearly uncontrolled crosswise at the streets. The slogan here is called "who brakes is cowardly". A very special spectacle.

The people in the north are mostly reserved. In the south they are openly and curiously. The Vietnamese People welcome each stranger or Tourist in their country, which don’t come as a conqueror.

We saw a fascinating fusion from traditional Vietnamese culture, French-colonial past, communist inheritance and the transition to a modern nation of Asia. It was really a visit between the times.

 

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 Travel description 17.03.2011 - 14.04.2011 

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Flug - Weiterreise - Ort

Reisezeit

Hotel

17.03.11 - 18.03.11

Flight with Emirates   München - Dubai - Bangkok

2 x 6 h

 

18.03.2011

Flight with Asia  Bangkok - Saigon

1,5 h

 

18.03.11 - 22.03.11

Saigon

 

Liberty Central Hotel

22.03.2011

trip to Mekongdelta

2,5 h

 

22.03.11 - 23.03.11

passage with Mekong Eye (Ship)

2 Tage

Mekong Eye

23.03.11 - 24.03.11

Can Tho

 

Victoria Can Tho Resort

24.03.11

trip to Chau Doc

3 h

 

24.03.11  - 27.03.11

Chau Doc

 

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

27.03.11

passage to Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

5 h

 

27.03.11 - 30.03.11

Phnom Penh

 

Interconti Hotel

30.03.11

Flight to Bangkok and Krabi

10 h

 

30.03.11 - 05.04.11

Ko Lanta

 

Lanta Sand Resort

05.04.11

passage with ferry boat nach Phuket

3,5 h

 

05.04.11 - 08.04.11

Phuket

 

Novotel Phuket, Patong

08.04.11

Flight to Bangkok

1,5 h

 

08.04.11 - 12.04.11

Bangkok

 

Royal Orchid Sheraton

12.04.11

Flight to Dubai

6 h

 

12.04.11 - 14.04.11

Dubai

 

Radisson Hotel Dubai Greek

14.04.11

Flight to Muc

6,5 h

 

 

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Travel description 17.03.2005 - 15.04.2005                      

Tag

Flug - Weiterreise - Ort

Reisezeit

Hotel

17.03.05 - 18.03.05

Fly with Austrian Airlines   München - Wien -Bangkok

10 h

 

18.03.2005

Fly with Thai-Airways  Bangkok - Hanoi

2 h

 

18.03.05 - 21.03.05

Hanoi

 

Sol Melia Hanoi

21.03.2005

Fahrt zur Halong Bay

3 h

 

21.03.05 - 22.03.05

Halong Bay

 

Saigon Halong Hotel

22.03.2005

Rueckfahrt zur Hanoi

3 h

 

22.03.05 - 23.03.05

Hanoi

 

Sol Melia Hanoi

23.03.2005

Flug nach Hue

1 h

 

23.03.05 - 25.03.05

Hue

 

Saigon Morin Hotel

25.03.05

Fahrt nach Hoi An

3 h

 

25.03.05 - 30.03.05

 Hoi An

 

Victoria Hoi An Resort

30.03.2005

Flug nach Nha Trang

1 h

 

30.03.05 - 04.04.05

Nha Trang

 

Ana Mandara Resort

04.04.2005

Fahrt nach Mui Ne

4 h

 

04.04.05 - 06.04.05

Mui Ne

 

Seahorse Hotel

06.04.2005

Fahrt nach Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

3 h

 

06.04.05 - 10.04.05

Ho Chi Minh City 

 

New World Hotel

10.04.05

Flug nach Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

1 h

 

10.04.05 - 13.04.05

Angkor Wat

 

Angkor Hotel

13.04.05

Flug nach Bangkok

1 h

 

13.04..05 - 14.04.05

Bangkok

 

Plaza Athenee, Royal Meridien

14.04.2005

Fly with Austrian Airlines Bangkok(23:30 Uhr) - Wien

10 h

 

15.04.2005

Fly with  Austrian Airlines

Wien - München (MUC 07:50 Uhr)

1 h

 

time shift: to +6h of Germany in winter (summer +5h)

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