Red and pastel

Red sand dunes, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Red sand dunes, Mui Ne, Vietnam

 

Actually, most of the day they look yellow.  READ MORE »

Red guard in Mui Ne

Red canyon, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Red canyon, Mui Ne, Vietnam

 

Vietnam also has it's own Red Canyon. Not nearly as big in USA (actually - microscopic version), but nevertheless an honourable name.  READ MORE »

Unidentified swimming object

Does this look to you like a boat? Like a thing that can swim, even hold people during the process, and furthermore - can it be used for making money?

Fishermen in round boats before squid catching, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Fishermen in round boats before squid catching, Mui Ne, Vietnam

For me it looks like "the most unusual swimming object" contest that they're constantly holding in Netherlands.  READ MORE »

Photography by cringel

As the famous saying goes, it's better to see something once than to hear about it for a hundred times.

 

We also think photography is interesting and rewarding.

And we want to show you what we see during our trip.  READ MORE »

Drink or drive?

Petrol stations. Dalat , Vietnam

Petrol station. Dalat, Vietnam

 

Driving a motorbike in Vietnam? You'll be definitely using one of these funky petrol stations.  READ MORE »

The importance of background

Visiting swampy lake, Di Linh, Vietnam

Visiting swampy lake, Di Linh, Vietnam

 

500 kilometers during 3 days' motorbike road trip in Cetral Highlands, Vietnam.  READ MORE »

Employ the silkworm

Employee of the textile industry, Dalat, Vietnam  READ MORE »

Site design change - refreshing for your eyes or pain to get used to?

As you can most obviously see, cringel.com has changed it's look.

Part 1 of the changes  READ MORE »

Viet Nam street eat

Street restaurant at night, Da Lat, Vietnam

Street restaurant at night, Da Lat, Vietnam

We, representatives of Western culture, do not have a habit of eating food, prepared on the street.
There are a few exceptions, like fast food, or small snacks, but eating a full dinner on the street does not seem neither attractive, nor hygienic. So we usually head on to a restaurant or at least a cafe to please our tongues' taste receptors.  READ MORE »

Anthill hotel

Crazy house, Da Lat, Vietnam

Crazy house, Da Lat, Vietnam

Hang Nga Villa is also called Crazy House. Some devoted avangarde enthusiasts admire it as a real work of art, although to us it seemed little bit kitschy. Every country has one of those "out of the box" architects - in Sintra, Portugal - Baron von Eschwege, in Barcelona, Spain - Gaudi, and obviously here, in Dalat - Madam Nga.

To make it absolutely clear, it is a house with rooms, ment to use as a hotel. Well, it is a hotel. If all the houses in town would look like this, we'd be living in an anthill now.  READ MORE »

Strawberry eats, forever

Strawberry season, Da Lat, Vietnam

Strawberry season, Da Lat, Vietnam

Though Dalat'ians do not eat cherries, they utilize strawberries fully. They not only eat it raw, but also make jam, wine, licquer, candy and whatnot.

Oh, and avocado ice cream is now officially our favourite.  READ MORE »

City of Eternal Spring — Da Lat, Vietnam

City of Eternal Spring, Da Lat, Vietnam

City of Eternal Spring, Da Lat, Vietnam

Another name for Da Lat was le petit Paris (the small Paris) some time ago. You can still get the feeling ocasionally, if you put on the "Black and White" glasses.  READ MORE »

Italian coffee in Sapa

Fancy coffee cup, Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy coffee cup, Sapa, Vietnam

There is approximately 30% probability that you'll get one of those Italian style coffee cups in Vietnam.

The principle is simple - grinded coffee and hot water are placed in an upper chamber, from where the ready drink is slowly filtering its way through small holes to the cup below.
The upgraded versions have a bowl with hot water below the cup, so the coffee does not cool down in the process.

Despite a clunky description, it's very cozy to drink from such cups. And the coffee is usually good too, except that if you want to drink it with milk, they only have it condensed.  READ MORE »

Audi minus the ring

Ad in "Viet Nam News" daily, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Ad in "Viet Nam News" daily, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Found this ad in an issue of "Viet Nam News" daily, dated 2007 March 12.

The logotype of a company called "Mekong Auto" features a striking resemblance to, uhm.. Audi?

Magnified the logo so you can take a better look at it.  READ MORE »

Grain of salt about your opinion of bad working conditions

Salt farm worker, Ninh Hoa, Vietnam

Salt farm worker, Ninh Hoa, Vietnam

Daytrip from Nha Trang on motorbikes. Unbeatable memory of the day is the salt farm workers, carrying salt bags under melting midday sun. I'll try to never again complain about my salary or difficult working conditions - there are always people in worse situation.  READ MORE »

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