Quy Nhon to Nha Trang: beach-hopping

Cycling from Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City: part one Friday 19th February Miles: 66    For the first hour of cycling we climbed up to a hilly coastal road with stunning views.    The terrain was a mixture of flat and hilly, passing by lakes, rivers, rice paddies, palm and pine trees. After…

Hôi An and the legendary noodles

Visiting Hôi An Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th February Hôi An is most famous for shopping, in particular its tailors. It’s also almost as well known for the scams and dodgy commissions that come with buying tailor-made clothes, so no exquisitely-fashioned cycle shorts for us, thank you!  On Wednesday evening we went to one of…

Hai Van Pass, you’re alright

Cycling from Hué to Hôi An  Tuesday 9th February Miles: 44    A pretty standard day with some not-bad views.    We had to pass through a couple of tunnels that didn’t allow bikes, but informed us of this just before the tunnel and offered no alternative. Not very helpful! The tunnels were well-lit, short…