We're leaving Hanoi on March 9, on our way to the border! The rain is with us the first two days ... Fortunately, it's 20 °, we are not cold, but it is not very pleasant, and we are quickly covered in slush! The first 50 kilometers, we know them, it's the same as at the finish. Then we continue on roads with little traffic, we follow the Song Hong River, with rice fields all around.