VIETNAM

 

 29 2017  23days … VIETNAM

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Réhahn, the reason i am going to Vietnam…. looking for a piece of original art to hang on my walls and meet the artist who lives in Hoi An https://www.facebook.com/Rehahn.Photography

For several years now, French photographer Réhahn has been travelling across Vietnam and taking beautiful pictures. Along the way, his adventures have led to important meetings that have become the main theme of his photographic projects.

When friendship has been established between the two of them, then and only then does he gets his camera out in order to capture the moment. In his photos, smiles are often shyly hidden by their hands. Réhahn calls them his“Hidden Smiles”. During his travels, he’s noticed that many people often have the habit of covering their mouths when facing the camera. He assumes that this is by modesty or politeness, a sort of mark of elegance.

Réhahn continues his journey around the land of smiles. He has an exhibition of a hundred portraits of those hidden smiles. The Vietnamese were ranked among the happiest people in the world and Réhahn is here to testify to this truth, for he has managed to find the meaning of the word “happiness” in this country.

art gallery Rehahn

Me I want to see Vietnam for myself and meet the happy Vietnamese and send you my blog comments as it goes

and of course share with you my own pics and hopefully  learn how from the master and try and meet him in Hoi An

Gallery COULEURS D’ASIE: 7, Nguyen Hue – Hoi An

Mail: rehahn.hoian@gmail.com

His most famous picture….reminds me of my granny…

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Dag 1. zaterdag 29/4 TRAVEL

Antwerpen- Schiphol met de trein 12.45 Aankomst 14.50h spoor 22 rechtstreeks 2de klas. Ic 9235 KlLM vlucht 17.50h KL 875 naar Bangkok TH en vandaar door naar HO Shi Minh City VN zijnde Saigon met KL 4074 uitgevoerd door vietnam Airlines.

Dag 2. zondag 30/4 HO CHI MINH CITY

Aankomst en pick- up door de chauffeur van ons hotel in HCMC District one Verkenning op eigen houtje van onze omgeving en het Sanouva hotel Er is mij verteld dat het verkeer hecktisch is met de vele bromfietsen…. Een uitdaging was dat dus en ongelooflijk hoe er toch orde is in de wanorde

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Dag 3. Maandag 01/5 STADSRONDRIT EN STREETFOOD TOUR

stadsrondrit in een cyclo met bezoek aan de verschillende markten- sfeer snuiven en straatfotografie  De Ho Chi Minh City Market Tour by Cyclo.

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Middenin het verkeer zonder zelf controle te hebben dat was effe wennen maar toch een mooie manier om op een traag tempo de stad te verkennen

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Gelukkig is er veel groen in de stad om de smog enigszins tegen te gaan

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We bezochten de bloemenmarkt  Wat een mooie kleurenpracht

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We bezochten Chinatown en een Budhistische tempel

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Iedere markt heeft eigen domein fruitmarkt groentemarkt motorfietsaccessoires vogelmarkt vismarkt …..

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Deze leuke mensen mochten we onderweg ontmoeten

Een geslaagde cyclo tour met dank aan onze twee ‘drivers’ die ons de eerste Saigon ice ca Pfe leerden drinken

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Tonight. Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Tour    Helaas pindakaas….1 mei is feestdag

Nationale feestdag zoals bij ons

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Door de festiviteiten van 1 mei is de streetfoodtour geannuleerd

Behalve de vlagjes niks gemerkt van dag van de arbeid Een mevrouwtje van Ben Tanh markt vertelde ons dat er 7 dagen op 7 wordt gewerkt van 7 tot 19h en dat de Vietnamese arbeider slechts 3 verlofdagen heeft met nieuwjaar  Ik vertel het niet voor waarheid maar het stemt mij tot nadenken Feestdag maar geen rustdag

Dus maar op eigen houtje Vietnamees gaan eten bij Tan Lap Tot onze verbazing 9 Belgische bieren op de kaart  Hoegaarden Leffe Kwak Kasteel Stella St Louis …..

Naast het biertje toch nog maar een lekkere Saigon ijskoffie gedronken ….pic volgt

Slecht nieuws voor morgen Het agentschap Urban Travel laat weten dat ook de excursie van morgen niet zal zijn zoals verwacht De oude zwarte ’67 mustang is ‘broken’ dus het wordt een ‘limousine’ dat is dus echt vervelend  Maar we zijn op vakantie en proberen er het beste van te maken  Sorry vrienden dus geen foto’s van de Mustang….

Dag 4. Dinsdag 02/5 Old and New Saigon (18631P6) .. wordt vervolgd …

Dag 5. Woensdag 03/5 Small-Group Authentic Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat

Pick up aan ons hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Your local contact is Les Rives on +84 0128 592 0018. Pick- up. contact Les Rives at Locally on +84 0128 592 0018 bookings@lesrivesexperience.com at least 24 Hour(s) prior to your tour/activity date to verify your pick-up time and pick-up location. 8am Inclusions:Breakfast Lunch Round-trip speedboat transport Refreshments and fruit on the boat Local guide Hotel pickup and drop-off Entrance fees.

Dag 6. Donderdag 04/5 TRAVEL Vietjet HCMC to DA NANG central VN

Transfert hotel- luchthaven Vroege vlucht met Vietjet SGN naar Danang VJ 622 6.00h  Aankomst 7.20 Pick- up vanuit Hotel en transfer naar Hoi An Aankomst hotel Odyssey Hoi An.

Dag 7. 05/5. Vrijdag.  My Birthday -Photo tour sunrise and town walk with guide in Hoi An

Hoi AnHoi An Sunrise Photo Tour in Tra Que

Sunrise – 4:30am departure (TG1) Your Hoi An City hotel Your local contact is Hoi An Express Travel on +84908039699. 4.15am hotel pick-up Photographer guide Hotel pickup and drop-off Boat transport Bottled water Travel insurance Afternoon HIDDEN HOI AN – ANCIENT TOWN WALK Overview Important Info Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An Ancient Town on this half-day tour of its postcard-perfect architecture. Walk with an insightful guide around the preserved trading post artfully restored to its former glory. You’ll see links to Hoi An’s past, including Chua Ong Pagoda and the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, before a boat ride on the Thu Bon River. Highlights Half-day tour of Hoi An Ancient Town Explore major landmarks in the UNESCO-listed city Visit a preserved pagoda, assembly hall and covered bridge Ride a boat on the Thu Bon River Hotel pickup and drop-off included Small-group tour ensures personalized attention What You Can Expect Begin your tour of Hoi An, a former trading port that welcomed Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants between the 16th to 18th centuries. Today Hoi An is famous for its restored architecture, homemade silk, expert tailors and delicious noodles and seafood. Its relaxed vibe and pedestrian streets make this town a pleasure to walk around and discover new things. The tour includes stops at several famous landmarks. The first is Chua Ong Pagoda, dating back to 1653 and built in honor of the Chinese general Quan Cong, who is worshipped by many as a symbol of loyalty and justice. Next, pop into Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, to see the Jinshang Temple which is dedicated to the goddess of the sea and the protector of sailors. From there it’s a short walk to Tan Ky House, a 200 year old ancestral house and finally, stroll across the often photographed 17th century covered bridge built by Japanese craftsmen. The beautifully built bridge doubles as a temple and is a major landmark of Hoi An. End your afternoon with a boat trip along Thu Bon river.

Read more about Half-Day Hidden Hoi An Walking Tour | Viator at: https://www.viator.com/tours/Hoi-An/Half-Day-Hidden-Hoi-An-Walking-Tour/

Dag 8. Zaterdag 06/5 Small-Group My Son Sanctuary Tour from Hoi An

Tour Option: Afternoon Tour (1330) from Your Hoi An city hotel Important Information Your local contact is Hoi An Express Travel on +84 908 039 699. Please note: Complimentary pick-up is offered for this tour/activity (as specified on the tour / activity description page). If you require this service you must contact Hoi An Express Travel at Locally on +84 908 039 699 By email at info@hoianexpress.com.vn at least 24 Hour(s) prior to your tour/activity date to verify your pick-up time and pick-up location. Tour Details 1:30pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time. Tour Option Description: Afternoon tour with 1:30pm departure Inclusions:Hotel pickup and drop-off Transport by air-conditioned minivan Professional guide Bottled water Entrance fees.

Dag 9. Zondag 07/5 full day bike tour

1 pax bicycle tour Enjoy a scenic sojourn in the countryside and get a taste of the real Vietnam on this full-day bike tour from Hoi An. Venture off the tourist trail and pedal around the islands and villages of the Song Thu river delta, hopping on a boat or cycling across bamboo bridges to the reach the islands. Stop off along the way to peek into rural villages, experience traditional handicraft demonstrations and eat lunch with a local family at their home. Highlights Full-day countryside bike tour from Hoi An Cycle around the islands and villages of the Song Thu river delta Eat lunch with a local family in their home Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city Suitable for all ages and abilities Great choice for families! Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience What You Can Expect Real Vietnam Tour After a boat transfer, of approximately one hour on the Thu Bon river, you will arrive at a small village in the middle of the delta where you will begin your cycling tour. The morning will be spent cycling 14km across the countryside and rice fields. You will cross from island to island taking unusual bridges made from wood or bamboo. Another short boat ride will bring you to a small island where you will enjoy lunch in the home of a local family. In the afternoon we will take another ferry to a village and continue riding to local villages discovering the arts and crafts of the area. This is a great way to discover real Vietnam. We cycle mainly along quiet, flat, countryside roads with little traffic. Read more about Real Vietnam Bicycle Tour from Hoi An. | Viator at: https://www.viator.com/tours/Hoi-An/Real-Vietnam-Bicycle-Tour-from-Hoi-An/d5229-10857P2?pub=vcps

Dag 10. Maandag 08/5 Hue Heritage Tour 

Your centrally located Hoi An hotels Important Information Your local contact is Hoi An Express Travel on +84908039699. Tour Details Time:7am Inclusions:Entrance Fees English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request) Hotel pick up and drop-off Bottled drinking water.

Dag 11. Dinsdag 09/5  Silk Cloth Producing Process Discovery Tour

Half Day 8:30am Departure (TG1) Your local contact is Hoi An Express Travel on +84908039699. Discover the silk cloth production process; tour departs at 8:30am Inclusions: Transfer and transportation as per itinerary Entrance fees Local English speaking guide (other languages available upon request) Local special set lunch/dinner Entrance fees Bottled drinking water.

Dag 12. Woensdag 10/05. Rustdag. Pool day or beach if not too hot

Dag 13. Donderdag 11/05 BOATRIDE  Sunset Over the Cua Dai Sea

Overview Important Info Witness the daily ritual of local fishermen heading out to sea for a night of fishing on this evening Hoi An tour. Take a cruise along the water to watch the sunset, and learn how to paddle a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. Then end with a cold beer or soft drink and a provided Vietnamese snack. Highlights Hoi An evening tour Observe local fishermen heading out to sea for their nighttime fishing Enjoy the sunset as you cruise along the water Snack and drink included What You Can Expect The hour of 4:00pm allows you to witness two special daily rituals: the passing parade of the local fishing fleet setting out to sea, and the magic of the sun slowly sinking in the western sky. This tour also give you the opportunity to experience paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. Back on-board your boat, you can enjoy the setting of the sun and the day’s end with refreshments, including cold beer and soft drinks together with a complimentary Vietnamese snack. • Pick up at hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. • Board the boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea. • Witness the daily ritual of the local Hoi An fishing fleet putting out to the Cua Dai Sea. • Join local fisherman on the river and enjoy the hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing. • Learn how to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. • Enjoy a cold beer or a soft drink with a complimentary Vietnamese snack on-board your boat • Return to hotel by air-conditioned vehicle.

Read more about Sunset Over the Cua Dai Sea from Hoi An | Viator at: https://www.viator.com/tours/Hoi-An/Sunset-Over-the-Cua-Dai-Sea-from-Hoi-An/d5229-24244P22?pub=vcps

yet to plan further…..visit the exhibition of Réhahns pics and try and meet the master

Rehahn hidden smiles
Dag 14. Vrijdag 12 mei

Dag 15 Zaterdag 13 mei

Dag 16 zondag 14 mei

Dag 17. Maandag 15 mei

Dag 18. Dinsdag 16 mei

Dag 19. Woensdag 17 mei

Dag 20. Donderdag 18 mei

Dag 21. Vrijdag 19 mei

Dag 22. Zaterdag 20 mei TRAVEL

Danang to Ho Chi
Vj 627. om 7.45h aankomst 09.00h
Sunrise Central hotel pick up at airport

Dag 23. Zondag. 21 mei. TRAVEL
For flight KL 4075 HCMC to Bangkok 8.45h arrival 10.20h
KL 876 Bangkok 12.05. Arrival Amsterdan 18.45
Trein terug naar Antwerpen ……ic

3 Comments

  1. Cindy Petri

    Martine, My husband Pete and I enjoyed meeting you and your husband on the Silk Village tour in Hoai An, VIetnam. We look forward to seeing your photos from there as your photos are great! Happy travels!

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