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Cycling Vietnam – Day 10

Bus back to Hanoi We took a sleeping bus back to Hanoi. The bus left at 10am and we arrived 7pm. All in an old South Korean Bus ( that’s what the country code still said .kr ) in lying … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 9

​Tuan Giao – Son La (640masl) The day starts easy with around 8km flat. Then you see the road slowly climbing up. Around the first corner you see what looks like the top. We climbed it up and had some … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 8

​Dien Bien  – Tuan Giao (595 masl) – 77 km Cycling out of Dien Bien was great. Loads off tribal people heading into the city/market for selling their goods. Mung Ang is 40 km away from Dien Bien. Its a … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 7

​Muong Lay – Muong Cha – Dien Bien (500 masl) This will be one of the toughest days of the tour. Cycling out of Moung Lay with awesome scenery. Small villages everywhere and the first 10 km is easy cycling … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 6

​Phong Tho – Muong Lay (243 masl) – 78 km This is an awesome cycling day with great scenery. The whole day you will cycle beside the river “nâm Na”. After 15km you reach Pa Tan, a nice small village with … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Smoking

​Thuốc lào In Vietnam, it is most commonly smoked after a meal on a full stomach to “aid in digestion”, or along with green tea or local beer (most commonly the cheap “bia hơi”). A “hít” of thuốc lào is followed by … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 5

​Lai Chao – Phong Tho The stretch from Lai Chao to PhongTho is nothing really spectacular. Its 36 km with a climb in the beginning going up to 1110 masl. The rest is going down. Scenery is not really great … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 4

​Sa Pa – Tam Duong – Lai Chao (916masl) We started the day with some rain. The first 15 km is a smooth climbing up to 2000 masl.  The scenery is spectacular with lots of waterfalls everywhere. Unfortunately we had … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 3

Day 3 Lao Cai  – Sa Pa (1500 masl) We arrived early morning (5am) in Lao Cai. We had to wait coz our bikes were in the 2nd train, which arrived an hour later. After a coffee we started the … Continue reading

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Cycling Vietnam – Day 1

We decided to rent bikes on Hanoi coz we only have a few days. it would be quite expensive bringing our own bikes. Not knowing the company before but we rented from “The Hanoi Bicycle Collective”. This company is highly … Continue reading

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