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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Friday, 27 November 2015

Vietnam Ride: Tu Le - Hanoi

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions...” - Peter Hoeg

(Sunrise at a small cowboy town of Tu Le)

Day 6: Tu Le - Hanoi
Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Distance: 250 km

We had breakfast of half boiled duck eggs with bread. From Tu Le we rode to the petrol station to refuel but they were out of petrol. Luckily there were a few roadside petrol vendors along the road.

(The petrol station is out of gas)
(Buying petrol from road-side vendors)

Today we rode leisurely back to Hanoi absorbing the scenic forested and high mountain region populated by H’mong people. After the high mountain pass we descended and rode on the delta plains covered with paddy fields intermittent with small villages and towns.

(Riding out of Tu Le in the morning)
(Beware of buffaloes on the road)
(Caution! More buffaloes aheaad)
(Petrol prices in Vietnam)
(Riding downhill with care)
(Herbs sold by the road side)

After a short coffee break we detoured and went for a distance of off-roading on a slippery muddy track. Half way we turned back and took another route which was as tough as the first one and finally exited at one small town where we stopped for lunch.

(Coffee break, checking on messages)
(Riding on a muddy slippery road)
(Drier part of the track)
(It was drizzling and the road was slippery)
(Stopping for re-routing)
(A long way to the next town)
(Beware of passing lorries and cranes)
(School children cycling in the mud)
(Exiting at a small town)
(Motorbikes taking a rest)
(A vast tea plantations along the route)
(Crispy fried small fishes with rice for lunch)

We arrived in Hanoi in late afternoon thronging the massive after office traffic jam. We stayed the night in Parkson Hotel.

(Riding in the massive traffic jam in Hanoi)
(A delicious bryani dinner at Little India)
(Safely arrived at Hanoi town centre, a coffee break)
(Our lodging for the night, Parkson Hotel)

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