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    Archive for January, 2007

    Day 297 – The Beauty of Cycling…

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

    Thanh Hoa -> Ninh Binh (dormitory)
    Distance (km) : 63
    Time on bike : 3h 0m
    Brutto time: 8.50 – 12.05
    Avg : 21.30 km/h
    Total (km) : 13494

    Tune of the Day: Socker – Kent


    Day 296 – The Smell of Hanoi

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

    Vinh -> Thanh Hoa (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 139
    Time on bike : 6h 35m
    Brutto time: 9.20 – 17.00
    Avg : 21.15 km/h
    Total (km) : 13432

    Tune of the Day: Right place, wrong time – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


    Day 295 – Massage with a “happy end”

    Monday, January 29th, 2007

    Ky Anh -> Vinh (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 104
    Time on bike : 5h 03m
    Brutto time: 9.30 – 15.30
    Avg : 20.68 km/h
    Total (km) : 13292

    Tune of the Day: 9 Crimes – Damien Rice

    I just can’t get the beautiful voice of Rice’s co-singer Lisa Hannigan out of my head today…

    Leave me out with the waste this is not what i do
    it’s the wrong kind of place to be thinking of you
    it’s the wrong time for somebody new
    it’s a small crime and i got no excuse
    and is that alright yeah?


    Day 294 – I Wish I Had A Slingshot!

    Sunday, January 28th, 2007

    Dong Hoi -> Ky Anh (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 97
    Time on bike : 5h 09m
    Brutto time: 9.15 – 15.30
    Avg : 19.00 km/h
    Total (km) : 13187


    Day 293 – Across the demilitarized zone

    Saturday, January 27th, 2007

    Dong Ha -> Dong Hoi (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 98
    Time on bike : 5h 14m
    Brutto time: 9.15 – 16.00
    Avg : 18.40 km/h
    Total (km) : 13090


    Day 292 – The turtle in the rain

    Friday, January 26th, 2007

    Hue -> Dong Ha (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 74
    Time on bike : 3h 40m
    Brutto time: 9.45 – 13.25
    Avg : 20.07 km/h
    Total (km) : 12992


    Day 291 – Hue City Tour

    Thursday, January 25th, 2007

    Sorry, but this post is not available in English


    Day 290 – Original Of The Species

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

    0 km etc.


    Day 289 – The Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde of Cycling

    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

    Hoi An -> Hue
    Distance (km) : 131
    Time on bike : 6h 33m
    Brutto time: 8.30 – 16.30
    Avg : 20.01 km/h
    Total (km) : 12903


    Day 288 – Dog attack – in reverse…

    Monday, January 22nd, 2007

    Trying to dry my cycling clothes in the humid climate. Hoi An, Vietnam.

    Hoi An by night...


    Newsletter #6 from Vietnam!

    Monday, January 22nd, 2007

    Please click here for the latest newsletter #6 from Vietnam…


    Day 287 – My Son & Marble Mountains

    Sunday, January 21st, 2007

    Sales woman at the Hoi An market.

    Beggar. Hoi An local market.

    Hoi An river front...

    Feel like intestines tonight?

    Come here, buddy...Dinner time!

    Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An.

    Pagoda in the Marble Mountains...

    Huyen Khong Cave in the Marble Mountains, near Hoi An.

    Bullet holes from the American/Vietnamese War...

    Huyen Khong Cave in the Marble Mountains, near Hoi An.

    My Son Temple Complex.

    My Son Temple Complex.

    My Son sign.

    Butterfly at My Son. Central Vietnam.


    Photo diary updated from Vietnam…

    Sunday, January 21st, 2007

    Just a quick note to inform you that I’ve put some photos in the diary from the recent days.

    I still apologize for the lack of diary text in English – primarily, I’m still just nursing the Danish segment and for that I suck, I know 😉

    See more right here!



    Day 286 – Piano music in the streets of Hoi An…

    Saturday, January 20th, 2007

    Cat and cow. Local market in Hoi An. January 2007.

    Local market in Hoi An. January 2007.

    Traditional handwork. Hoi An silk shop.

    Working girls at a Hoi An silk shop.

    Sailer girls at Hoi An market

    Older worms at a Hoi An silk shop.

    Hoi An Old Town street scene...

    The lady with the pineapples...Hoi An.

    Lanterns in Hoi An.

    In the room. January 2007.


    Day 285 – You do eat dogs in Vietnam…

    Friday, January 19th, 2007

    Quang Ngai -> Hoi An (bath tub hotel)
    Distance (km) : 123
    Time on bike : 6h 10m
    Brutto time: 8.55 – 16.00
    Avg : 20.27 km/h
    Total (km) : 12771

    Made in China


    Day 284 – Zülle’s one-man-rocket

    Thursday, January 18th, 2007

    Sa Huyng -> Quang Ngai (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 63
    Time on bike : 2h 58m
    Brutto time: 9.00 – 13.00
    Avg : 21.06 km/h
    Total (km) : 12648

    Vietnamese farmer in the rice fields...


    Day 283 – “Hallos” non-stop along Hwy #1

    Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

    Quy Nhon -> Sa Huyng (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 128
    Time on bike : 7h 01m
    Brutto time: 8.45 – 17.15
    Avg : 18.15 km/h
    Total (km) : 12585

    Exploring one of the lesser known part of Vietnamese countryside... Near Quy Nhon.

    Graveyard. Central Vietnam 2007.

    Typical scenery along Hwy 1.

    Typical scenery along Hwy 1.

    Typical scenery along Hwy 1.

    Vietnamese bicycle waiting for the owner in the rice fields...

    Rice paddies.

    Sweaty, sweaty...


    Day 282 – Good morning rain dance…

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

    Tuy Hoa -> Quy Nhon (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 101
    Time on bike : 5h 47m
    Brutto time: 8.40 – 16.00
    Avg : 17.40 km/h
    Total (km) : 12458

    Rain along Hwy 1 - me no like!

    One of the many nice bays along the coast on Hwy 1...

    I'm about to fully enjoy the comfort of a hot shower after a long, rainy day...

    Quy Nhon street scene...

    Quy Nhon street scene...

    Quy Nhon Bay.


    Day 281 – When the sun shines, man is happy…

    Monday, January 15th, 2007

    Nha Trang -> Tuy Hoa
    Distance (km) : 124
    Time on bike : 7h 14m
    Brutto time: 9.10 – 17.00
    Avg : 17.19 km/h
    Total (km) : 12357

    Local fishermen at work in the dammed lake...

    Drying crops on Hwy 1...

    AIDS poster in the middle of Hooker Land along Hwy 1....

    Duck farm

    Still a long way to go. Hanoi 1245 km...Most of it in pure headwind!

    Bed linen, Vietnamese style!


    Day 280 – Vacuum in Nha Trang…

    Sunday, January 14th, 2007

    Sorry, but this post is not available in English


    Day 279 – Crazy boat trip in Nha Trang…

    Saturday, January 13th, 2007


    Entertainment on the boat cruise...


    Day 278 – Loosing my diary ain´t no fun!

    Friday, January 12th, 2007

    Sorry, but this post is not available in English


    Day 277 – Bicycle sightseeing in Nha Trang

    Thursday, January 11th, 2007

    Hon Chong Bay, Nha Trang.

    Nha Trang Beach. January 2007.

    Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang.

    Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang.

    Inside the main temple. Po Nagar Cham Towers, Nha Trang.

    Praying women at the Po Nagar Cham Towers, Nha Trang.

    Po Nagar Cham Towers, Nha Trang.


    Day 276 – Nha Trang arrival

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

    Ba Ngai -> Nha Trang (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 60
    Time on bike : 3h 0m
    Brutto time: 9.10 – 12.10
    Avg : 20.00 km/h
    Total (km) : 12233

    Nha Trang Beach


    Day 275 – Downhill cycling at its’ best!

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

    Dalat -> Ba Ngai
    Distance (km) : 120
    Time on bike : 7h 15m
    Brutto time: 9.00 – 17.00
    Avg : 20.00 km/h
    Total (km) : 12173

    Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Trai Mat Village.

    Ornamentations. Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Trai Mat Village.

    Fantastic views on the downhill from the Dalat Mts. down to the South China Sea...

    On my way down the superb Ngoan Muc Pass towards the South China Sea.

    Shool kids on their way home. Near Ngoan Muc Pass.

    The tropical atmosphere is back!

    Rice Paddies on the short-cut way to Nha Trang


    Day 274 – Coffee & Tea

    Monday, January 8th, 2007

    Coffee and tea, Vietnamese style.

    Scooters are everywhere! Dalat, Vietnam.


    Day 273 – Vallée d’Amour

    Sunday, January 7th, 2007

    Dalat night scene. Jan. 2007.

    Phuong Thanh Hotel, Dalat. 6 USD - a true bargain!

    Valley of Love, Dalat. The place didn't suit me at all.


    Photos from the Kingdom of Cambodia…

    Sunday, January 7th, 2007

    New photos from Cambodia are ready here!

    I was really excited about Cambodia and I hope some of the photos reflect this!



    Day 272 – Waterfalls near Dalat

    Saturday, January 6th, 2007

    Di Linh -> Dalat (hotel)
    Distance (km) : 80
    Time on bike : 5h 33m
    Brutto time: 8.50 – 16.00
    Avg : 14.32 km/h
    Total (km) : 12009

    Coffee workers near Dalat...Southern Vietnam 2007.

    Gangah Waterfall, near Dalat, Vietnam

    School girls having a blast!

    Gangah Waterfall...

    Prenn Waterfall, near Dalat.

    Croc near Prenn Waterfall - alive but not wild.

    Prenn Waterfall, near Dalat, southern Vietnam

    My favourite eatery in Dalat!


    Day 271 – Leeches sucking my blood!

    Friday, January 5th, 2007

    Cat Tien National Park -> Di Linh (minihotel)
    Distance (km) : 106
    Time on bike : 6h 58m
    Brutto time: 7.30 – 17.00
    Avg : 15.20 km/h
    Total (km) : 11930

    Man of the Day: British fellow cyclist Matt, who’s been so very kind to send me a super great CD-compilation with funky tunes from around the world. Matt, the Hero!

    My wooden bungalow from the inside. Cat Tien N.P Jan. 2007

    Disgusting leech. I tore it off soon after the photo was taken - obviously! Cat Tien N.P

    At the river crossing near the park entrance of Cat Tien N.P

    Horny youngster bull getting in to the fancy game of mating...

    Vietnamese rice field workers...Southern Vietnam '07


    Day 270 – Cat Tien National Park

    Thursday, January 4th, 2007

    Dinh Quan -> Cat Tien National Park (wooden bungalow)
    Distance (km) : 80
    Time on bike : 4h 57m
    Brutto time: 9.15 – 17.15
    Avg : 16.08 km/h
    Total (km) : 11824

    Still a very long way to go...Hanoi, 1693 km.

    Primitive houses on stilts. Near Langa Lake.

    Pushing a giant durian fruit down the hill...

    Near Cat Tien Nat. Park, southern Vietnam.

    My wooden Villa Villekulla bungalow in Cat Tien N.P.

    One of the many rocky pool areas in Cat Tien N.P.

    Curly vegetation in Cat Tien N.P

    Exciting jungle cycling in cat Tien N.P.

    Dead scorpion in Cat Tien...


    Day 269 – On the road again!

    Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

    Ho Chi Minh City -> Dinh Quan
    Distance (km) : 110
    Time on bike : 5h 35m
    Brutto time: 9.05 – 16.00
    Avg : 19.67 km/h
    Total (km) : 11744

    Primitive houses on stilts. Near Langa Lake.

    Alfons of the Day:

    No comment!


    Day 268 – Vacuum in Saigon

    Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

    Saigon - always on the move!

    A photo of a photo in the War Remnants Museum, Saigon - Vietnam.

    Agent Orange

    Young victims of the terrible Vietnam/American war. Chemical herbicides spred by the US caused these deformed babies

    A Vietnamese civilian badly burnt by napalm

    The ubiquitous rush hour in Saigon...Action-packed!

    Maybe I should go for that haircut in the new year...


    Day 267 – Goodbye family, Hello New Year!

    Monday, January 1st, 2007

    Unification in Vietnam...December 2006.