Archive for January, 2014

Cycling Day 87 – Ba Ria to Ho Chi Minh City

So here we are – the final day of our little bike ride. It felt a bit weird doing our final pannier pack up this morning. Similarly to the last couple of days we had a straightforward 80km ride into the centre of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The weather was surprisingly overcast with a slight south easterly wind which made progress quick. We’d polished off 40k in well under Read More...

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 85 – Phan Thiet to La Gi

After our epic day from the mountains to the coast we enjoyed having a couple of days off in Mui Ne. Mui Ne claims to be one, if not the, premier beach destination in Vietnam. The marketing team there have done a good job – the beach at the centre of the resort is small and under water for most of the day. They also earn extra bonus points for making Mui Ne the destination when the main 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...