Hello, Highway 1

We have spent a few wonderful days in Nha Trang. It has the most stunning 6km long beach and, having spent a month in chaotic, loud and rainy Saigon, chilling out on a peaceful stretch of white sand has been very welcome indeed. We've done very little with our days apart from laze on the beach, read our books and eat some delicious Vietnamese food. It's been blissful. 

It's a good thing we liked Nha Trang, as we have found ourselves back there! We hit Highway 1 this morning, heading north from Nha Trang, but only made it 10km or so down the road before having to turn back. Poor Linda had a terrible bout of morning sickness. Not pleasant, while on a bike, in the heat, on Vietnam's main Highway and still 45km from our destination. So, we stopped for a cold drink, refreshed ourselves, pondered our options and decided to turn back. So, another day or two on the beach in Nha Trang, about which we're certainly not complaining, and then we'll head off again on a morning that Linda is feeling well.

I know of no other person who would attempt to cycle a fully loaded bike while 3 months pregnant, let alone do so in Vietnam. Pregnancy would be seen by most as a very good reason to stop travelling and put away the bikes, but not by Linda. On the contrary, she's still eager to cycle all the way to Hanoi! She is a remarkably strong person and I'm extremely proud of her.


At July 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM Linda de Paor said...

Aw thanks Curly. And thanks for looking after me this morning. And thanks Luca too for rubbing my back and telling me thatit would be "all right" while I was getting sick. I look quite happy in that photo all things considered. Think that was when we were almost back though.x

At July 17, 2011 at 10:29 AM Anonymous said...

yes Phil remarkable !!! she is blooming in so many ways
x orla

At July 20, 2011 at 7:29 PM Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

What a wonderful story you all have. I just read through your posts and am envious of the journey you have taken, yet inspired to do something similar.

At July 21, 2011 at 6:29 PM Linda de Paor said...

Thank you so much Rachel for following and for your comment. We've really enjoyed all of our travels and are thankfully happy & healthy and seeing & learning so much. Together. We highly recommend it! L, P & L


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