Ha Long is the city we will remember for long. Not necessarily in a positive way. Either way, it’s time to move on and get to the next destination. We are going South now, which will steadily bring us closer to our final destination – Cambodia.
On the way back from our 5 hours excursion around Ha Long Bay, which lasted for 4 hours, we have changed our minds again. Instead of getting some sleep and leaving in the morning, we decided to pack and leave this city immediately. Taxi drivers helped us make up our minds, they found us without our bikes and few km away from hotel, then offered their services at prices exclusively selected for us -few times higher. We had enough of this and as soon as we got hold of our bicycles we were on the road again – in the dark.
The next day we set off and found ourselves cycling in scorching sun. It doesn’t take too much convincing to get Agness to climb into hammock and have a nap, especially if she is the one who sleeps and I watch our bikes and read lonely planet. Although we spent few hours shielding from the sun in bars and cafes on the way, we made around 50km.
From the second day on we were much luckier. With clouds covering most of the sky, and our mp3s full volume, we made it to Ninh Binh in 3 days. In there we met four fantastic people, had great time in Tam Coc and got ready for the next part of our journey, but Agness will tell you more about this.