Monthly Archives: April 2012

23rd April : Rest Day in Hanoi

The photo: The chat: After a lie in (til 7 30!!) and the travellers staple – banana pancakes we headed into the streets of Hanoi for (in ascending order of priority) : visas, replacement bike parts and street food. The … Continue reading

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22nd April: Cuc Phong to Hanoi – 133km (total 3005km)

The route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/171303602 The photo: The chat: Today was the day ‘Mr G’ finally let us down. Our all singing all dancing Garmin 800 bike specific computer has guided us across two and a bit countries without faltering, finding routes across … Continue reading

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21st April Cuc Phong National Park – rest day

The photo: The chat: Today’s rest day was spent in the park hanging out with monkeys, turtles, and 200 Vietnamese teenagers who were doing their best to recreate Spring Break in the jungle. We spent the morning watching monkeys chase … Continue reading

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20th April: Thanh Hoa to Cuc Phong – 65km (total 2872km)

The route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/171303618 The photo: ‘Just 60km – practically a day off’, we said to each other that morning, lingering over coffee and the greasiest fried egg this side of a greasy spoon café in Ol’ Blighty – as English tourists, … Continue reading

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19th April -Tan Ky to Thanh Hoa 139km (total – 2807km)

The route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/169815399 (a long ride – start early and pace yourself! A lot of rolling hills but no nasty surprises) The photo: The biggest ride yet! Most of it on the HCM highway, so quiet and great road quality – but … Continue reading

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