Winter 17/18 from Ba Bể to Bảo Lạc

Winter 17/18 from Ba Bể to Bảo Lạc

After a few days at the lake, it was time to ride further North. Mitsos had not a lot of time so we continued our loop of North Vietnam

View from the DT 2578
Very nice view over the valley this morning
View from the DT 2578
View from the DT 2578
Village in the valley
Village in the valley
Rice fields on one sideof the mountain
Rice fields on one side – more farming on the other
Traffic on the DT 212
Traffic on the DT 212
Looking over the mountains on the QL 34
Looking over the mountains on the QL 34
Same picture - zoomed out
Same picture – zoomed out

The Ho Chi Minh Monument

Another big monument
Another big monument. Ho Chi Minh in Cao Bang
Mitsos so happy
Mitsos so happy
Farmer dry product
At last that space is good for something
Ho Chi Minh
Everywhere you want to take a picture they put some power lines
Monument
It is a bit confusing! You have a soldier with the communist flag on top. A colonialist on the lower left. Townsfolk that is discussing and I guess Uncle Ho preparing for takeover.
Next part of the monument
Now we have construction machines and a factory where he workers are happy with a machine. No need for horses anymore!
Next part of the monument
Now Uncle Ho comes into town and waves
Last part of the monument
More construction with old machines. And in the end of the monument the future arrives. Computer!
End of monument
This makes everybody happy. Everything is full of buildings. Only a few trees left but lots of smoke in the air. Now a worker waves his hand in the air.
A mine behind the monument
A mine behind the monument in the valley. Might be that the whole monument is for the mine in the back
A new dam
A new dam from the QL 4B
Lots of rice farming
Lots of rice farming
Forrest Protection
Forest Protection? What forest??
No forest left
No forest left
Farmland
Farmland
More farming
More farming
They still built in the traditional style
They still built in the traditional style
Water wheels in Bao Lac
Water wheels in Bao Lac
At the bike shop
Went because the rack was loose again. Got a new chain and sprockets as well
The Bike Shop
The nice thing in Vietnam is that you will be served immediately
Old Style Pepsi
Old Style Pepsi – would not drink it but like the design
RedBull & Rad Bhin
RedBull & Rad Bhin

Today’s drive:
We drove 99 kilometers in 4 hours, 9 minutes with gas and food stops.

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Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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