We made it!!
From: Da Lat
Distance: 335 kms!
Jeez, today was a tough one. I drove 335 kms on my scooter and it took me 8 hours. I don’t think I would do anything more than 250 again. Just that time is kinda running out.
This also means that Phoebe and I have made our North-South entirely! Okay, we cheated a little for about 500 kms between Nha Trang and Hoi An, but still.
It’s been 2500 kms roughly over 17 days.
I plan on seeing Mekong Delta before my visa runs out on the 17th. It’s Cambodia after this and hopefully my scooter can make it’s way in.
These are some pics from today. Not a lot to see and a lot of highway. The ride was tiring and the sun was blazing hot. I took a small detour to see Pongour waterfalls. There was a sea of motorbikes by the time I finished seeing the falls. So glad I went there early!
I was in Hoi An and took a sleeper bus with my bike on the bus, till Nha Trang. That’s about 500 kms and saves about 3 days of riding on the bike. There’s nothing much to see in between so the 45$ ride seemed worth it.
After reaching Nha Trang in the morning at 5, I rode straight to Dalat which is 140kms away. The ride was excellent and again had a lot of scenic views. I didn’t know about this.
Riding with the sunrise felt great! And the pic where you see clouds on the ground seemed pretty mystical.
In other shitty news, after reaching my hostel (Nice Bee), I realized that I dropped my iPod in the bus. Oh the horror of it. Frankly, I didn’t use it much and it was a gift but it was still handy.
Later in the evening after having lunch and deciding to head out to view a few spots, I found out that I lost my hat as well. It most likely tore off the backpack, where I hang it. I fricking loved my hat! It was from decathlon and I loved the shade that it gave to my face. There isn’t even a decathlon in Vietnam and Cambodia so I can’t even rebuy one. I was quite pissed with this and slept through the afternoon to mourn the loss.
Anywho, what’s done is done. I’m here 3 nights and there’s a bunch of stuff to see. I already bought a cheap 2$ Vietnamese replacement for my hat. Life is good again. Probably.