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Friday, January 4, 2013

Cao Dai Temple, Da Nang Cathedral, Da Nang International Airport, Da Nang

It was the day where we'll be leaving Da Nang, the most (fill in the blanks) journey that we ever had. We woke up and made a simple breakfast, Vietnam very own instant noodles, Mi Chay and Pho Chay (obviously halal, as per stated on the packets). Shockingly, it was delicious! Rugi tak beli lebih!
Since our flight scheduled at 4.30pm, we still have time to go back to the city. Pak Ein’s wife decided to get some souvenirs for her daughters, so did I. 

“I need to find fridge magnets for TravelholicAwesome lah.” Dan Arif already get them Hoi An’s fridge magnets, indirectly, I need to get them the Da Nang’s edition.
After sipping coke at the opposite shop, we rode to the city, heading to Han Market, for the second time. 
Guess what? THERE WASN’T ANY FRIDGE MAGNET WITH DA NANG WORD ON IT! PFFTTT!

So I settled with the most “common” Vietnam fridge magnet, the 3 ladies from South, Central, and North Vietnam. Jadi la…dari takde kan…hope they like it.

“We still have two spots to visit, to wrap up the trip.” Hubby told me.

I opened the Tour Cookbook and looked for itinerary sections, where we had to visit two holy buildings, each has its very own believers. The Da Nang Cathedral and Da Nang Cao Dai Temple.

Having experience visiting Cao Dai Temple back in Ho Chi Minh has led us to the second temple in Da Nang, but what they have in Da Nang was clearly unable to shadow the temple in Ho Chi Minh. The building was smaller and simpler. Besides, there weren’t any colorful prayers, not the right time to pray perhaps.
Unable to peek inside the temple (well, no fee required), we moved to another location, the Da Nang Cathedral. The gothic structure and design was the reason why we wanted to visit this church. Anyhow, the gate was closed! Takkan nak pepandai bukak kan? (One should climb the tall tower to view the city.)

Pfft! Fine! We put our camera in between the grille, and clicked, clicked, clicked!

The edifice is painted pale pink, goes well with colorful stained-glass windows and bell tower, topped with a rooster weathercock. That is why it was called, the Rooster Church.
“THE SKY IS BLUE! WHYYYYY? WHYYYYYYYY? On the very last day?”

Pfft! Fine! Where’s Jesus? Ah, there you go. (Doa pada Allah, jangan disesatkan manusia di muka bumi ini…)
“Jom balik.”
We rode back to the hotel and took our things, called a cab, and headed to the Da Nang International Airport. Once we reached the airport, Pak Ein quickly took one trolley and put all of his things (bags full with conical hats and t-shirts and key-chains and what not). He and his wife then, told me that they were happy and thanked hubby and I, for bringing them to Da Nang.
“Err…takpe, we will be on the same flight. I’m not going to stay here.”

Pat on Abah’s back.

“So, when is the next trip? Abah and Makcik ON JER!”

Gulp!

-The end-

20 holler:

Supermeng Malaya said...

mak esah lambat sgt halau hujan, last day baru langit lawo...

tetiba pak ein nak join jadi travelholic.. hahahaah

so abis dah danang? shud go or not?

Biqque said...

meng, tak sempat nak google translate dlm bahasa vietnam...tu la pasal...haih ko jgn, pak ein tu pantang ajak, dia laju je nak ikut! tu teringin sgt nak pegi china, aku risau jer kang dia mintak nasik, mana aku nak cari...

ok, bg aku, danang ni kalo been there done that, bleh...tak brapa banyak tempat nak explore pun...BUT, if buat hai van pass tu dari danang ke hue, mungkin lebih menarik sambil naik moto german tu...hehehe. provided, langit biru tiada hujan tiada kabus...hahaha!

Anash said...

hehehe....
your dad remind me of my mom
pantang ajak...ON aje katanya

moto here n there
seronok plak
leh drink and drive
hahaha

i believe both of your parents had wonderful holidays there
can see the face maaaa....
got the 'nur' effect
heheh

Hulubalang said...

ehh korang x gi ke Ba Na Hill? sana ada cable car kalau x silap...30km dari Da Nang...

Biqque said...

kak anash, sama la mak pak kita :) bleh buat geng travelholic senja gitu hahaha!

hulubalang, tak pi, mmg tak masuk dlm itinerary :)

Hulubalang said...

laaa x pi ke? sebab nak tanya berbaloi ke x kalau pi...

nampak gaya kena pi sendiri la ekk hehehehe....

Biqque said...

hulubalang, tak pi sbb aku dok rasa cable car mcm kat langkawi, patu bawak pak ein ngan bini cam malas la plak buang masa atas bukit tu :D ha ko pi la, nanti ko bgtau camne best ke tak okeh?

MasZuber said...

amboi pak ein, pantang dah sekarang heheee so when is the next trip?

Biqque said...

maszuber, one year one trip jer pak ein ni, tak leh lebih2 hahaha. this year dia nak Padang, tatau la...

Chawanna Na said...

omg..bila pulak la ada entry nih..nampak sgt dh lama tak menjenguk blog kengkawan..ehem.. ok nk komen, sedapnye rupe kotiau segere tu weh.. dan motif langit biru tetibe dihari akhir? huahuahua.. tgk langit biru cam gini, teringat di spain..

Fatt said...

aku suka ayat last tu...hahahaha. eh biq, ok la klu bawak pak ein pi china..sana ada je nasik, tapi nasik pilaf le yg tanam2 lauk tu...rasa mcm beriani tapi lagiiii sedap

Biqque said...

na, biasa le tu, skali layan blog kawan2, nah baca bertingkat2 hahaha. aah sedap gak ketiau tu tau. ha tu la langit membiru mcm apa lagi, haih...spain la pulak ye...hahaha bila nak siap blog???

fatt, ada nasik tapi nasik kosong je la makan ngan serunding hahaha! nanti if aku nak bwk pak ein, aku terjah je blog china ko cari mknan hehehe.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Biqque, I was at Anash blog nak check out noticed your profile with those very nice designer sunglasses. Are they Rayban's?

I enjoyed looking thru the well taken pics here. Never been to this country, maybe some day...But I sure love the beef noodles.....We have a shop near our place, and i am a regular there.

You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.
Lee.

Biqque said...

lee, u got it right! :) yup, aviator model :D

thx for visiting my blog :)

Anonymous said...

campak siput babi bondi beach kat biqque dengan ucapan "woi! bila nak buat entry sydney"

trojan m.

Biqque said...

trojan m, *elak siput babi* aku tgh takde *elak lagi* napsu lagi nak *elak lagi dan lagi* buat...

Ely Hasrul said...

rindu kat abah. apesal sume org xupdate blog ha? sume cam back dated aje.. ciss

Biqque said...

skin, skg sume tgh takde mood, blog dlm minda jer hahaha! rindu kat abah, jom blk tepen!

NEKCIK said...

seronok teng pak ein and wife..happy sangatkan..nekcik da takda parents dah..
hari tu nekcik mmg nak pgi danang..tapi cakap kat tokpokcu hanoi..mula tu mcm tak ceria gak nak pergi..tapi bila dah pergi..mmg wunnerful..tak sia sia silap booking..my kidos semua enjoy our holiday in hanoi..thanks for sharing info on cheap travel..nekcik pun Low Cost Traveller

Biqque said...

nekcik, i pun dah takde mak, so selagi ada pak ein ngan wife dia ni, i angkut je la setahun sekali, apa salahnyer ye dok :) bagi diorang merasa...

budget tu kena budget gak la, kalo tak, tak berjalan ler hehehe :)

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