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Archive for November 6th, 2018

We journeyed north from Hanoi for a short stay in the Northern Mountains of Vietnam. We left around 0800 on Day 6 and arrived at our lodge around 5 hours later … and what a great destination! Topas Ecolodge is in an incredible location.

Once we settled into our “lodge” we spent the rest of the day at the infinity pool.

(Here’s the Infinity Pool for you Megan … 🙂 )

The next morning we settled in for a great breakfast on the patio.

On Day 7 we met our local tour guide and went for a stroll through the rice paddies. We ventured off into the highlands and strolled around for about 10 KMs (6.3 miles or so). We loved walking through the fields and seeing the local scenery. I would say our least favorite was stopping and visiting with some of the local tribes. While they were incredibly friendly and industrious, we felt like we were intruding … We would have preferred to just stroll through the countryside … yes, and checking out the water buffaloes!

Finally, on the 8th day, James was a little under the weather so we cancelled the bike ride we had planned. All for the best anyway; the ride had changed due to construction and we would have been doing some “road” riding … and the roads here are a little sketchy!

We finished up a beautiful time in the area; our guide and driver met us at the lodge and drove us back to Hanoi. All in all a wonderful trip into the Vietnam Highlands.

Stumblingpiper

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