Winter 17/18 From Nà Hang to Phía Tháp
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Winter 17/18 From Nà Hang to Phía Tháp

The next morning was the usual gray and cold one. Not too cold but enough to wear the windproof jacket. Today I had to cross a few mountain ranges to get to the northern part of Northeast Vietnam or Đông Bắc. Looking forward to seeing a lot of limestone mountains again. Phía Tháp Insence Village…

Winter 17/18 From Điện Biên Phủ over Sơn La to Phố Ràng
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Winter 17/18 From Điện Biên Phủ over Sơn La to Phố Ràng

Our ride today: From Điện Biên Phủ to Sơn La. It was a nice warm day with lots of clouds but no rain. Lots of green on both sides of the road. To bad most of it was agriculture. Nhà Nghỉ Đại Thắng in Sơn La Today’s drive: We drove 159 kilometers in 4 hours,…

Winter 17/18 Tân Quang over  Phố Ràng to Sa Pa
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Winter 17/18 Tân Quang over Phố Ràng to Sa Pa

It rained the whole night and it rained the whole morning. I guess it is because the Greek comes from a county where it does not rain that much. He is not used to driving in the Vietnamese mountains where the roads are bad – even worse when wet. And he has no exexperience with…

Winter 17/18 from Bảo Lạc to Đồng Văn
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Winter 17/18 from Bảo Lạc to Đồng Văn

After Mitsos had breakfast we left Bảo Lạc on the QL 34 and drove further North into the mountains. It was another one of those gray Vietnames days before summer. The Đồng Văn Karst Plateau Geopark Located over 1,000 meters above sea level the Đồng Văn Karst Plateau with narrow valleys and high rocky mountain…