Monthly archive June, 2013
Three cities

Three cities

End of an era / The coconut update

End of an era / The coconut update

Before we go on, we need to acknowledge a few things about South East Asia.
Heading towards the traffic

Heading towards the traffic

We said goodbye to Andy in Mengzi, and had three days of hilly riding ahead of us in the South of China. On our way to Kunming.
A taste of China

A taste of China

Here is Grace saying goodbye to Vietnam at the border crossing for China,
Getting out of Vietnam

Getting out of Vietnam

It was time for us to leave Vietnam. We had a bit over 300km to the Chinese border, heading North West from Hanoi. Once crossing over we’d head up towards Kunming, about another 400km. We studied the map endlessly. Vietnamese roads are notoriously dangerous and unpleasant. They feature very little shoulder, many trucks, busses, cars,...
Beautiful Ninh Binh

Beautiful Ninh Binh

Part of our holiday with Grace’s sister Sophie was always going to be a bit of light bicycle touring. Sophie had had her eye on the northern province of Ninh Binh since before coming to Vietnam, so we made our way to it’s capital with a combination of train and bus. We had three nights...