It’s a little stressed that we arrive in Vietnam. Cyclists have told us the worst and the best… It's up to us to make up our own mind!
Breathtaking landscapes, adorable and very curious people, great encounters and great generosity: welcome to Vietnam! Traditional clothes have marked us, the women are beautiful and flirtatious: their headdresses are surprising and change radically from one region to another. The driving is anything but sporty, all about anticipation and consistency of speed, surprisingly, but you get used to it quickly!
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.
After a month in Laos, we enter Vietnam on February 22, by the border of Dien Bien Phu. The road on the Vietnamese side is very damaged, it goes up and down. But we have beautiful landscapes, with rice fields and other diverse cultures.
6 months ! Hey ... it looks like time is really speeding up. I have the impression that it was a few days ago that we were writing the report for the 5 months!
Impressive schoolchildren and the discipline to learn, despite the harsh environment.