From Phong Nha to Phố Châu

2016-04-20 at 11:17

When I got up at the Thien Phu Hostel it did still drip a bit outside but the clouds where light and more white than Gray.
Went down for the free breakfast and then the same old same same: pack the bag and strap it on the bike. Adios Phong Nha!
The clock: 61390 kilometres
The sky: Gray but no rain
The road: wet

Off to the mountains again
Off to the mountains again

Green green and more green - if only there would be a blue sky with that green
Green green and more green – if only there would be a blue sky with that green

Almost no traffic again as the road curves through the valley
Almost no traffic again as the road curves through the valley

All those nice little hills
All those nice little hills

The rain travels before me in the same direction. A whole day without dust!
The rain travels before me in the same direction. A whole day without dust!

In the next valley the houses did change. I never saw houses like that
In the next valley the houses did change. I never saw houses like that. They have no walls inside – only one big room inside.

Different house
Wood is expensive now so it is constructed from metal. Can you imagine how hot it gets when the sun blasts on it?

Older ones
These two are a bit older and still made from wood

Different house
This one has only one room – like the green one.

Different house
I saw that many times. Instead of walls they use curtains in the house to separate living and sleeping room. Sometimes they only have the “sleeping room” fitted with curtains.

And new ones still under construction
And new ones still under construction

Where the rivers meet
Where the rivers meet

Since there is not a lot of traffic the cows took over the road and hang out here
Since there is not a lot of traffic the cows took over the road and hang out here

In the afternoon the street leads into tea fields again.  A few kilometres later a mix of tea fields and some rubber tree plantations
In the afternoon the street leads into tea fields again. A few kilometres later a mix of tea fields and some rubber tree plantation

There are not many of those left but from time to time you still see them roaming the streets
There are not many of those left but from time to time you still see them roaming the streets

Another monument. They all involve stairs up a mountain somehow
Another monument. They all involve stairs up a mountain somehow

My room at the Ly Ha Hotel in Phố Châu
My room at the Ly Ha Hotel in Phố Châu. 8€ with fridge, AC, fan, closet, table, chairs, kettle and private bathroom with hot shower. The room is not to big but for one night perfect.

The bathroom at the Ly Ha Hotel in Phố Châu
The bathroom. Small but everything I need

The clock: 61572 kilometres: 182 kilometres today. Went to get some diner and had an early night.

 
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