Thursday, 23 January 2014
Day 170 - A Luoi Views
A bumpy ride over a narrow and partly still under construction road from Hue will lead you to the Ho Chi Minh Trail and just a bit to the north lies the town of A Luoi.
While the town itself is nothing special, the valley it lies in provides spectacular views and the small roads leading to the rice fields provide a goo opportunity to see some of the local people.
There are not many tourists here and given that even Vietnamese struggle to understand the local dialect, it makes for a great experience. The locals all seem friendly and specially the kids like posing for pictures.
After taking the wrong turn and having to go a longer way to get here, there was not too much time so I could only take photos in two places before it was time to head back and make it to Hue before it got dark. It is a 160km round trip and over the bumpy road it will take you quite a while to get there and back but it's worthwhile.
I enjoyed the time there and it was great for photography, despite it being a bit brief. Maybe next time I will incorporate it into my journey and spend the night here to have more time for photography.