Phong Nha to Hanoi – Leg 9

Phong Nha to Hanoi – Leg 9

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Phong Nha to Hanoi – Leg 9, Vietnam Blog | 0 comments

Phong Nha to Hanoi – Leg 9

(Click on the above image to see a reduced version of the map) Leg 9: Phong Nha to Hanoi– STATISTICS Total Distance: 568km (353 miles) Total Duration: 11hrs, 55min Total Moving Duration: 11hrs, 34min Average Pace: 49kmph Max Elevation: 479m Current Elevation: 7m Today I had no idea where we would end up. By all accounts there isn’t much to see and do between Phong Nha and Hanoi so I decided we would just get on the road and drive. So with Jonny fully gassed up we departed the Farmstay at the crack of dawn heading in the direction of...

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Hanoi Review and Things to Do

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Hanoi Review | 0 comments

Hanoi Review and Things to Do

(Above photo taken from my hotel balcony at the Nova Hotel, Hanoi) The relief was overwhelming. We had reached Hanoi after a final 12 hour leg that was 6 hours too many. The first goal was finding a park for Jonny that turned out to be a 30,000VND a day minor drama. Once he was finally nestled down in a spot I couldn’t help but think that I would be quite happy if I never rode a motorbike ever again. Feeling like I had been on the receiving end of 12 rounds with Iron Mike I hobbled off to my lodgings “The Central Backpakers”...

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