Wednesday, May 2, 2007

GREAT TIME... HO TRAM @ BARIA, VIETNAM

Vietnam commemorates 30th April every year as Liberation Day.... (when U.S. imperialism suffered its most outstanding defeat in history from a poor agricultural country in Southeast Asia...). 1st of May is Labor Day holiday. Last month, the government annnounced another public holiday to memorialize the death of King Hung (zaman dolu2..) and therefore there'll be long weekend 28 April to 1st May. Some schools were closed on 26th April but some couldn't (only for this year) due to commitments with IB exams etc with high school/college students plus other matters that couldn't be postponed etc. Mostly took leave on 26th April (for those with primary school kids) and travel out of Vietnam. Some frens organized trip to Cambodia, some left for Bangkok, Singapore and KL for the 6 days break (ponteng anak sekolah tu). We were stucked here, but hubby managed to get a room FOR 1 NITE ONLY.. (check in on Sunday 29/4) at a new resort about 40km from his plant in Baria (almost like Kerteh with lots of Oil, Gas & Petrochemical plants) which is 130km away from Ho Chi Minh, the same route he travels everyday. Tak pe... janji not in Ho Chi Minh.. Here in Vietnam, if it's public holiday, all the public attraction spots (parks, waterparks, beaches etc) will be packed with locals and foreigners are advised not to pile up the places..
   The journey, clear sky here but was cloudy before (now rainy season)...

Welcome to Ho Tram-Osaka..

Our seaview chalet..

There's TV set too.. good, kids can watch their CDs at nite..

Tea/grooming corner..

The bathroom.. (nice and cool, but tiring as I have to accompany kids everytime they need to do business here... becoz can see the sky one maaa..)

Marsha said it's her house.. not a bed..

  The nearest beach to the city with clean & white sand.. wallaaa..!!

Enjoying the sand..

Hantu2 air..

Pool with slides too.. how fun, for the kids laaa..!!!

Yeeyyy!!! Finally... Marsha can swim without floats!!

Jacuzzi at nite.. gosh.. aren't u guys cold?? They are hantu2 air....

Poor mum & dad, mana nak tido ni..?? How can they watch movie with the net dropped tu..?? Aiyoooo...

Took a stroll the next morning, saw this round basket boat with traditional fishing equipments used by the locals.... cheapest boat/method they could use to catch fish at the sea..

  Carrying the boat to the sea..

Push it to the water..

Off they go.. to earn some $$ and food for the family..

Where are all your pyjamas, guys..???

From the beach, to the pool.. maaannn what's Marsha doing back there?? A new way to relax your mind & body perhaps... dip your head in the water....

Trying the kayak before checking out..

Bye bye.. we'll definitely come again.. Marsha cried once we checked out.. she wanted to stay..

Ha ha... it's supposed to be a 2 hours journey.. we made it nearly 4 hours maaannn!!!! Just look at all the motorcyclists, they occupied all the roads, all the time.. there are millions of them, 8 millions in Ho Chi Minh alone. Ouuuch.. but we had great time in Ho Tram though it was only a nite stay...

28 comments:

loveujordan said...

even if it's only for a nite, with all the pictures taken... I could see the giggling faces throughout your stay .... cantik betul tempat ni... :)

yus said...

setuju dgn kak rina, cantik betul tempat ni, gambar2 yang di ambil, serasa seperti yus turut berada disana...very lovely pictures.

k.d said...

Waahh...best..best...

Seronok yek to be out of the city into tranquility..

And to do something different from everyday routine..

I can feel the enjoyment felt by your family

Intan said...

nice place! kelambu! that brings back memories. yang tu sebab ada nyamuk atau for a romantic ambience?

i really get jealous seeing other ppl swimming!! what a great time you all had!

Kak Elle said...

even if its for 1 nite looks like you guys a had a whale of time:)

so bila nak mai sg?

Ajzie said...

ajzie pun sama..tergoda dengan keindahan pantai didalam gambar ini.. Terpana melihatnya...

Rindu keindahan pantai...

ubisetela said...

Photos of the kids & dad aje ke? Mamanye mana? :)

Kat Vietnam drive on the right side of the road yer?

zino said...

seronok nya holiday...

motor banyak.. mat rempit ada tak? hehe

oldtown~Smell the Roses said...

Cantik sgt-sgt!!!!The beach, the room...bestnya!!!

Mama Rock said...

besarnya bilik dia! i like the bed...hmmm nice!

DJINSAKTI said...

HEAVENNNNNNNN !!!!!!!!!!! so nice pics.. Eh lagu dalam blog awak ni lagu apa ek ? Jin amat suker dengar.

Adiejin.

simah said...

wei jeles laaaaaaaa...

family time like this memang precious kan? :0)

MULAN said...

kak rina: alhamdulillah.. hubby & kids had fun, tu je yg buat saya gembira..

yus: mmg cantik kalau pasir masih putih bersih..

k.d: ya la... pity kids ni je & ayah dia... syukur betul dapat pi tu..

intan: rasanya nyamuk pun ya, "romantika d amor" pun ya kot.. they dragged me to the pool malam tu.. sejuk nya, but syok..

kak elle: sedih pulak tengok kids & hubby excited sampai situ, beach to pool, pool to beach. tungguuuu.. kami akan sampai sg nanti ya..

azie: saya org kuantan, dekat sangat dgn pantai2. tu yg jadi gila je kat semua pantai2..

ubi: mak dia tukang amik gambar. sampai rumah baru perasaan gambar takde sekeping pun.. ha ha.. kesian!!!

zino: camna nak merempit, ada berjuta2 motor tu!! naya je nak merempit...

oldtown: oh memang la cantik biliknya.. pasir di pantai nya putih bersih..

mamarock: terkejut jugak kami sbb besar bilik tu. honeymoon sekelorga la tu..

jin: best wooo.... lama tak bercoti di pantai putih.. tu lagu mayumi itsuwa-revival. lagu lama tapi saya memang suka lagu tu.. tq for nyinggah..

simah: jeles la dok tengok u all selalu pi jenjalan dgn kelorga2. ni time kita plak eh..

budak2 ni macam jakun, excited gila.. kesian pulak..

Kak Lady said...

Mulan...agaknya anak kak lady ni pun kalau dapat katil & tempat mandi manda macam tu...diorang pun jadi hantu air...hehehehe...seronok tengok anak2 you enjoy their stay there

ZLAA said...

Bestnya. Seems that you're having a nice time di sana. Mulan buat apa di sana?

D said...

cool! so happy you had a wonderful time in a beautiful place. Errr... so malam tu mommy and daddy tido kat mana ek, sebab katil dah penuh? *giggle giggle*. Could it be in the open-sky bathroom?

Hazia said...

Couldn't help noticing the open-roof bathroom, hehe...

Mama Sarah said...

4 hours drive... my kids would have been restless in the car.

but syoknya dapat family outing macam tu...

MULAN said...

kak lady: badan depa tu toksah cite la ber-color2 nya mandi from pool to beach & vv.. takpe janji gembira & sihat..

zlaa: saya ikut suami berkerja di sini..

d: king size bed tu... as always weekend/holiday, memang packed la katil mak ayah depa ni..

hazia: he he.. seram jgk malam2..

mamasarah: i stuffed the car with foods, drinks, toys, cd movies, drawing kits... haa selamat la korang dalam kete tu.. gaduh2 tu biasa la...

budd said...

aku biasanya jenguk2 tgk gambar2 & blah kt mana2 blog pon. tapi lagu Jepun REVIVAL tuh membuatkan aku terpaku seketika & mendengarnya smpai abis. Lama betul tak dgr lagu tuh. Terima kasih... :)

faizabelle79 said...

cik mulan..besnye sekali sekali dapat bercutikan..walaupun for 1 night only..seronok tengok your pics tu..open-roof bathroom tu nampak best..

~ahni~ said...

Wow, kdg2 mmg perlu take-a-break, tak kira la jauh ke dekat...
Good that u and anak2 enjoy the trip.

MULAN said...

budd: timakasih nyinggah.. memang lagu feveret saya dari zaman dulu.. best kan lagu2 mayumi itsuwa..

faiza: memang seronok.. tapi tak puas la..

ahni: kids ni dah ngomel bila nak pegi lagi.. sian pulak..

JoKontan said...

Marsha Buat haper tuuu ?

Takkan dah besar2 buat project lagi kat dalam pool tuu ?


Air Asia dah ada flight to Ho Chi Minh ?

maklang said...

bestnya kat beach tu...maklang nama je duduk dekat tepi laut...perginya jarang2 sekali...

simah said...

happy birthday zharif....semoga zharif akan membesar menjadi anak yg baik dan berbahagia selalu

cikdinz said...

cantek betul lar tempat tuh. rasa cam nak pergi je sana. ada pantai, ada jacuzi, ada kayak, ada sampan bulat...best..best..best...

camne dorang kayuh sampan bulat tuh yeik..

MULAN said...

jo: hisshh.. takkan lagu tu. amoi tu memang pelik..

maklang: depa ni memang hantu air, pool ke, beach ke, hujan pun depa main..

simah: amin..timakasih aunty simah..

cikdinz: memang cantik... kena ada kepakaran sbb bakul tu bulat. ada jgk kawan pernah try, tp depa kata susah. tu bot paling murah nak ke tengah laut..