Sunshine in Sapa
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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The morning was spent relaxing around the 7th floor balcony where we had breakfast, caught up on the blog and did some reading in the sun looking out to spectacular views. I hired a motorbike, did some back street dealing with our left over China currency and even found time for a trim of the beard in a local barbers
We then took the bike out for a spin. We went 10 miles uphill and didn't even break a sweat, the voice of reason screaming in our heads throughout "Why are you not motorbiking around the world?" The Silver Waterfall proved to be more of a trickle but the road through the mountains was a great ride with many good photo stops along the way.
Back in town we crumbled to a steak burger for lunch which turned into a long lunch. Time spent planning routes through Vietnam and chatting with people back at the hotel led us to the evening where it was a few glasses of vino blanc in a beautiful boutique hotel bar (owned by a Dane) and a few Skype calls (great to see baby George Bernard Ockwell - beautiful baby). Onto a great evening meal, Vietnamese this time and then back to the hotel for a log fire (which I couldn’t light, where is Bear Grylls when you need him?) and more good films.
We both feel fit and ready to go again in the morning. The good news from the local tourist office is that the 4 day ride to Hanoi is downhill at first and then flat. I have heard that one before, we will see.