I woke up pretty fresh and awake after a nice goodbye party at 'Brown Eyes' bar in Hue with a bunch of fun 'Hue Backpackers' hostel roommates. My new tandem buddy Clinton was just like me ready to hit the road and try to bridge the 650 km to Hanoi as fast as possible...
There was a big setback though. My Samsung Galaxy SII decided to go mental on me. The phone keeps rebooting automatically and has clearly some issues with the apps constantly. This is a major issue since I use this phone a lot to make instant updates and to navigate via Google maps. I decided not to panic and visit a Samsung service center once I reach Hanoi. I really hope they can fix it and I pray to god that my pictures and videos will still be acccessible.
|My Samsung Galaxy SII going crazy|
Anyway, we headed off and I have to say Clinton is one strong tandem buddy! It took a little while to adjust to each other and the bike but once that was done we bolted out of Hue and did about 45 km just in about 1,5 hour. AWESOME!!!
|Nearly there :-)|
Anyway, we decided to stop at the first bikeshop and replace the chain with a new one.
We had a few pictures taken of us by locals while the chain was been replaced and after some bargaining for the price we headed of for our final kms of the day. We choose Dong Ha as our resting place after a fair 70 km ride. Tomorrow we'll start early in the morning and we'll try to get a bit further.
Cheers and nighty night!