Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Day 120 - Drive back to Hanoi and Evening in Hanoi
After having breakfast we went for a drive around Tam Coc and to the nearby temple. The weather was great as were the views of the limestone mountains.
The temple itself is very nice and it's built at the foot and on one of the limestone mountains. You can also go climbing up all the way to the top of the mountain if you feel adventurous and have the energy.
After exploring the temple and surrounding area a bit we had to get going to make it back to Hanoi before it got dark.
The first part of the journey took us along the main road north towards Hanoi but it was a pretty boring journey and although we made fast progress, we decided to abandon this road and turn off to some of the smaller roads.
This was a much more enjoyable journey for the remaining way to Hanoi.
We made it back to Hanoi just before it got dark and had some well deserved drinks and dinner to relax after the drive.
Tomorrow will be a quiet day in Hanoi before planning my next steps now that I have the bike and it's going well.
I also have to keep in mind that realistically I can only make between 100-150 km a day on the bike along the more interesting country roads.