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The Road to Hanoi

The Road to Hanoi

Day 157: Đình Lập to Luc Nam

12 Feb 2019

I had set my alarm for 0545, much earlier than normal as we had said the previous evening we wanted to have an earlier start as we were planning to do a 100+km days cycle. As I switched off the alarm, I was surprised to hear loud happy hardcore music coming from the surrounding streets. Weird for that time of day! Thankfully we had slept through it. As usual, we didn’t rush; I made myself a coffee using the stove on the balcony outside and sipped it in bed whilst reading the news on my phone. Once we were packed and ready, we enjoyed the most delicious Vietnamese noodle soup in the hotel restaurant. The dish is known as Pho Ga. Rich, chicken broth with flat noodles, fresh strips of succulent chicken (and no bones! Hurrah!) and the dish is served with a bowl of salad leaves and herbs to share and add into your meal. We decided unanimously that this was the most delicious bowl of noodle soup I think we’ve had on the entire trip so far. Outstanding.

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A day cycling in beautiful Northern Vietnam (and my fear of dogs resurfaces)

A day cycling in beautiful Northern Vietnam (and my fear of dogs resurfaces)

Day 156: Đầm Hà to Đình Lập

11 Feb 2019

As I lay in a deep slumber, Adam briskly opened the curtains wide, letting the morning rays seep into the room and drenching my eyelids. “Wakey wakey!” he called brightly. Taking no prisoners, he also switched on the light: it very clearly was time to get up! As we were leaving the hotel, Adam noticed the owner was wearing a Hull City jumper. As a staunch Hull City fan, Adam had to get a selfie with the man who had no idea why Adam was so jovial or who indeed Hull City actually are.

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