Today was a transit day. First a cab from the hotel in Saigon to the airport and then a nice flight on time on Vietnam Airlines. Shameless plug! If you want to fly around in Vietnam or even outside, consider Vietnam Airlines. They work hard at being on time. Its a no frills type of thing but frills ain’t needed on an hour’s flight.
Once getting to the Da Nang airport there were lots of choices but I admit to just taking a cab to the hotel instead of the shuttle to the city center and then walking in the 36C heat to the hotel. I paid the entire three weeks and some up front for the room I have. The room has some advantages like being a block from the Han River, the bridges and great walking paths. The bad part is wifi. Wifi just dies randomly so I pretty much know I have to share the network with my iPhone. Thank goodness I have the rock solid Viettel LTE SIM card and plan. This one thing has been the best thing for access and sharing internet yet. I share it with my kindle too so I can download books I buy.
But back to Da Nang. The city during the day is pretty warm and then right at dusk, the lights come on, the people come out and stroll by the Han River and gaze at the dragon bridge. I will take some evening shots tomorrow night and get those shared in the album as well. Da Nang is much different than something like Nha Trang. Not so touristy but still has these great restaurants for both local and western food depending on what you want. Tonight I splurged again and had this amazing burger and two tall Tiger draft beers.
Tomorrow, I will walk perhaps to Vincom Center or some other direction across some bridge. I love bridges! Each one gives a great view of Da Nang. Here’s the start of my photo album for Da Nang. I’ll be adding stuff to it every so often.
Tbis is my last city in Vietnam and I have until 15 September in Da Nang to see the city, walk the streets, drink some good beer, and eat. Nothing really changes with the photography.