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64 Km ride

Sat Mar 19, 2011

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We decided to rent the same scooter again to go south. The owner will pick it up from Da Nang next Sunday. Two persons, three backpacks and a violin. Cold. I wore two t-shirts, a shirt, two sweatshirts, a second hand coat I got yesterday and the plastic raincoat on top. Socks on my hands acting as gloves. Beautiful green hills with clouds pouring from the top. Trying to explain a woman in a road restaurant what we want to eat. We give a mango to her boy. Trucks driving in parallel towards us. Cows crossing the road. Very loud truck horns. Dunes and a lake full of fishermen. We see a hotel and stop there. The hotel is empty. All hotels look empty. This is a tourist area in low season. We have dinner in one of the empty restaurants. A young man shows us his currency collection. We bring him coins from various countries and he seems happy. This is a small village on a road where nothing happens and all know each other. The young man lives and works with his family. He invites us to the pub where a good dj mixes extremely loud techno music. He says people go there to have a coffee. He wants to travel, maybe work in a boat to see the world. Korean videoclips on tv after the dj is done. Local beer. I have the feeling today I saw some bits of real life in Vietnam.

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