Dragon Fruit Farms and Salt Pans
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Where I stayed
Really shoddy Vietnamese resort
We were both very sad to say goodbye to Dan and Clare, but it’s been such a great break though and brilliant to have it all together. Our sore muscles wanted us to stay another day too, but we forced them to get cycling. It is SO hot on the road though. Fortunately we decided that morning to go the longer route to Ho Chi Minh along the coast. Not only was there beautiful scenery, but a cooling breeze. It will take 3 days instead of 2, but will be so much more relaxed. Tired muscles and a bit of headache from wine the night before mean that honking Highway 1 would be very, very bad!
Apart from beautiful deserted beaches and the lighthouse at Ke Ga, other amazing scenery included huge salt pans and later dragon fruit farms. We also made a very cute little friend at a drinks stop (see photo). We reached La Gi after 52 miles and followed signs to a resort. It turned out to be a Vietnamese one and pretty rubbish really – why have a sea-view beach bungalow with a tiny window? They were very friendly though and we were tired so we took it.
A drink on the beach followed by a random meal of unidentified meat slabs, fried chicken and white rice in the restaurant ended the day. Exhausted we were in bed at 7!