2014 - Day 7
March 04, 2014: Da Nang, Vietnam 85 - Partly Cloudy
Journey Day 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 HOME
22G. Time to leave Ho Chi Minh
City and fly to Da Nang. The day started with a fairly simple check
out, ride to
attempt to pass security. Seems the Vietnam Airlines web check in
printing of a boarding pass
isn’t really a boarding
pass. After waiting in a very long line for the
security entry, we received the unique insight
that only an
boarding pass is accepted. Maybe the
print out with “Boarding
Pass” on the header
should be replaced with “Take This Paper to Check In Counter at Airport”.
Time to start
the security line again. Learned that the same driving
allows a motorcycle driver to insert
himself/herself into the front of a chain
of vehicles can also be done in a pedestrian queuing sense. If
another person would suddenly
appear in front of you.
airport bus and settled into seat 22G for the
1’ 10” long flight to Da Nang. Arriving was a surprise –
larger city that
originally imagined with plenty of office towers. The World’s
largest female Buddha statue on
mountain side was a noticeable white beacon in the
city backdrop. Near our resort designation was the Marble
mountain limestone formations that created bookends for the city.
beaches with constant 3 foot waves creates
instant tranquility. A very well
styled Hyatt resort somewhat
embellished the scenery,
too. Thankfully, there are no Daytona Beach or Miami
More like Zen meets Yoga with subdued atmosphere. Clean
and very crisp lines of the resort are
only broken by occasional family pool
blow up toys in shape of jet fighters.
On one end of
the resort are reserved villas – each with
it’s own lap pool. Powerful aromas came
from some of
the kitchens during a stroll
around the property. On the opposite side are larger residence
buildings with the same
architectural style of the complex.
Our room on
the top floor is truly magnificent and includes
a wooden slat wall changing closet, combination sofa
bath tub and shower with access to balcony, and glass front
balcony. The double opening
to both regular furniture and a very special “lounger in the
round”. Presenting itself in front
of us is the China Sea and a rectangular complex of pools.
At night, the
resort is magical with accent light on almost
every tree and pathway. Cubes of
translucent stone are
used as pathway lights.
In the distance is a water parade of lights from fishing boats.
Country Travel Map
Return to www.ellerbroad.com (All Rights Reserved 2014)