Annick was the last person of the family that we had on the phone before we left in June 2014, she called us to wish a safe journey warmly advising us to take full advantage and stating that she would gladly completed a similar project in other times.
Today we are sad because we have to say goodbye to her but we fully intend to continue to “enjoy” at least as a respect mark for her, and for a lot of other reasons: those that made us want to go far or those facing our countrymen now. Let’s use it!
– We met the great family of Cecilia in Da Nang where we spent some wonderful days! Not like the weather which was nice cold: we had to dig into the bottom of the bags to take out the sweaters. No coats, should not exaggerate either. The opportunity to walk, dinner on a mat in the living room of her parents’ warm and welcoming, and even see a dragon-shaped bridge that spits fire (and water) under the very amazed eyes of Driss!
– Following several weeks of intensive pedaling against a violent north wind and with the family events, the decision to put a short week to a nice place to rest body and brain was taken collectively.
We spent about a week in Hoi An which old town is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. No yucky plan, needless to say. Moreover -miracle – we were greeted by bright sunshine (it’s been awhile) which allowed us to store as dry sweaters out 2 days before (follow, follow, please). The full moon greeted us too, and you should know that in Hoi An, when it’s full moon, the old town is only lit by lanterns, it was pretty nice.
This is the first time we were in a very touristic place that was nevertheless quiet, unspoilt and very pleasant.
In short it was good and we even played tourists luxury: Included a small night in an old hotel in the old town, Santa Claus gift for Berengere. Watch the film “a quiet american”, you will see what we are talking about (scenes filmed here). Once is not custom. Rest assured we find today our little a bit shabby accommodation and our com and other pho along the road for lunch …
– Tomorrow we will ride across the “pass of the clouds” on the road to Hue. A big height difference, we hope not under the rain! We’ll tell you: it will change your mind from the state of war in France.
So Hi Annick !!! As you can see we enjoy and it is not over!
We also read sometimes Charlie Hebdo and these people know well how to “enjoy” … they are right.
Thought for Bernard Maris.