Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Day 133 - Driving Up North

Woke up to a great blue sky and sunshine in Hanoi and knew this is the time to start my road trip up north.

The plan is to do a big loop around Son La, Sapa, Ha Giang, Ba Be National Park and then head back down south.

Everyone says it and I mentioned it before but the best way to see Vietnam is on a motorbike driving along smaller roads, through little villages and towns, past rice fields and beautiful landscape.

The first planned stop was at Tan Son National Park but this turned out not to be as exciting as Ba Vi and not have any place to stay. Since it was almost dark, I had to backtrack a bit to find a guesthouse or hotel.

It was a great day out driving and despite not having made as much progress in terms of distance, I managed to see some great places so it was worth the detour.

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