Jun 1 2012

Whale Island

Category: Martin @ 12:12

There's only a hotel on this tiny island. It's the perfect getaway place and offers basically nothing except quietness a nice beach and a jungle trail. Diving and snorkelling trips can also be booked. I recommend diving the "3 Kings" site.

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May 29 2012

Nha Trang

Category: Martin @ 12:05

Nha Trang is the diving capital of Vietnam. This Russian outpost (меню на русском) offers various activities but is relatively quiet compared to some other south east Asian destinations. The "Madonna Rock" dive site was quite spectacular with a couple of narrow caves and swim throughs.  

Cham temple in Nha Trang. Cham people are of Austronesian origin and are remnants of the Kingdom of Champa (7th to 18th centuries). One noteable peculiarity is their worship of stone willies which they placed inside the temples shown above.

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May 27 2012

HCM City (Saigon)

Category: Martin @ 12:02

This picture looks rather cleaned up compared to the rest of Saigon. The picture also proofs that my camera wasn't snatched.

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