Mist, Filthy Roads and a Bite! April 4th 2011 Monday 4th April 2011 Bac Ha to Sa Pa 60m 100k
Left Bac Ha after eating an inadequate breakfast. They gave us just a small piece of bread and some jam again. I asked for more and 5 of us eventually received another small piece of bread, I can't wait to get home to tuck into a large, steaming bowl of porridge!
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Asia » Vietnam » Northeast The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
I am a retired engineer, born in 1945, who loves cycle touring. I have ridden Lands End John O Groats, C2C, the Three Towers (Blackpool - London -Paris Blackpool), European section of North Sea Cycle Route (Rotterdam to Bergen), several sportives and trips to Spain and the Alps, Slovenia, Turkey, Japan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (India), Vietnam, China, Australia, including Tasmania and New Zealand.
This was followed by a trip to South Island New Zealand for three weeks in Jan/Feb 09 and one week in Geelong, OZ, to see my son.
I ride several sportives each year and ride one day every week wit... full info