There wasn’t much to like about Pho Chau, so I hit the road early, without stopping for breakfast or coffee. I had a long ride of 250 km ahead of me, which would take me into the North of Vietnam.
I was still on the Ho Chi Minh Highway, but I had left the most scenic parts behind me. While this ride paled in comparison to what I saw a few days ago, there is always something interesting to see in Vietnam, as long as you keep your eyes open.
It was a long, eight hour, but uneventful ride to the town of Cam Thuy. I arrived around 3. It’s another really small town, but it’s not terrible like Pho Chau. This town is set on a scenic river, and has some cafes to relax out in.
And it’s cold. I have entered the North of Vietnam, which, unlike the South, has a winter.
Hanoi was now within a day’s ride. But I decided to stay in town for another day to visit the nearby Ho Citadel ruins.