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Cycling Day 86 – La Gi to Ba Ria

Today was the penultimate day of riding in Vietnam and it feels like we are just going through the motions a bit as the last few days are over fairly unremarkable terrain.  We did have a fun night last night watching a football match with some locals in a cafe and getting involved in a bit of impromptu karaoke when an older chap pulled out his guitar.  With slightly cloudy Read More...

Cycling Day 84 – Dalat to Phan Thiet

This day of the trip was always the one with the most uncertainty as to what we would do.  Once we had decided to come into the mountains instead of following the coast, we had a few options.  In the original plan, we were going to skip Dalat and just follow Highway 20 straight into Ho Chi Minh City.  We decided that Dalat was worth a visit however, so included Read More...

Cycling Day 82 – Lien Son to Dinh Van

Today was a day we had been somewhat saving ourselves for, with a rest day and a fairly straightforward day leading up to it.  From looking at other people’s elevation profiles and maps, we had seen that the route was not only over 100km long, but had several long sustained climbs to make things even harder.  Our original plan had us splitting the day up by staying in the amusingly Read More...

Cycling Day 80 – Ea Drang to Buon Ma Thuot

Feeling pretty good about yesterday’s long ride, we were ready for another good session today to Buon Ma Thout about 80km to the south.  We had a bit of a delay in the morning as I played around with the GoPro mounting on the front of my bike.  The inconsistent road surface has been playing havoc with the little extension arms that lift the camera over the handlebars, with almost Read More...

Hunting For Food

I’ve really been looking forward to the food through this region with many local specialties that are hard to find elsewhere.  In the more rural parts of Vietnam we run into the problems of either restaurants always serving exactly the same thing (noodle soup, fried noodles or rice) or us not being able to find the really good places with some more diverse food.  In doing some research, I had Read More...

Cycling Day 78 – Kon Tum to Pleiku

Today was a relatively short ride into Pleiku which wasn’t the greatest day from my perspective.  We started off from the Konklor hotel which was a newly established hotel on the outskirts of Kon Tum with a focus on bringing the benefits of tourism to the minority people of Kon K’lor.  We took a short walk around the village last night and met a few locals.  We were surprised to Read More...