Saturday 9th February 2019, Mong Cai. A good day’s undulating riding. Waiting to see what lies ahead. Last post for a few weeks.
Friday 8th February 2019, Thien Yen. A really good days cycling through some varied scenery. More karst rocks, towns, rural areas and non karst mountains. In contrast to yesterday there was a much more positive incident today. I felt I was being tracked by a large black car. The front window came down and inside … More Thien Yen
Thursday 7th February 2019, Halong Bay. A straightforward ride today with a lovely last 25km looking out at the karst rocks rising out of the sea. I experienced a rather unpleasant first this afternoon that I can only describe as being abused and physically assaulted. The first incident involved a gang of teenagers on motorbikes … More Halong Bay
Wednesday 6th February 2019, Haiphong. 10,000 miles! I have now completed 10,014 miles (videos to follow) The most “exciting” part of the day was when I discovered that cyclists were not allowed on the road I had hoped to use. Some careful rerouting resulted in 108km. Nasty headwind most of the time. Roads out of … More Hai Phong: 10,000 miles
The link below takes you to a video in which you can see some of the countryside that Robert has been cycling through, and then on into the busy streets of Hanoi. Vietnam Cycling Video
Tuesday 5th February 2019, Hanoi. Happy Tet everyone! Year of the pig. The Hanoi women were dressed up in their finery today. The men less so. I suppose that’s the same everywhere. A lovely atmosphere here in Hanoi today with many families strolling around and visiting temples. A few cases of gridlock as well later … More Hanoi
Monday 4th February, Hanoi. A fascinating day looking around the city. The Vietnamese temples are totally different from those in Thailand and Cambodia. They tend to be smaller with vivid colours, reds and gold predominantly and are intensely decorated. They are exquisite. The inevitable focus on the Vietnam war or the American war as it … More Hanoi