We have now completed 225 Km and hope the school are keeping up with me.
Because we have only 14 in the group we have to keep together – but you will not be surprised that I am flying the flag of St. John’s very much in last place!
It is certainly very testing and feel I am earning any money raised. I’m so privileged to be seeing how life is here. It’s very much a family life with parents, children and grandchildren all together. Family are buried in the garden.
Primary school children go to school from 7 to 11 in the morning and then the secondary children go from 1 to 5 in the afternoon. (No school lunches!).
There are very few cars here (much to expensive) everyone rides mopeds. Also, there are no traffic lights – so traffic is crossing over from left to right, or straight on with pedestrians walking in between. This would be crazy in Sevenoaks, but is totally safe in Vietnam and I have achieved it safely. We are going to the Killing fields tomorrow and then to the border with Cambodia, another 100 Km.
Chinese food for breakfast lunch and supper is very testing and I am not coping with the breakfast and lunch (so pinch as much bread as I can for lunch!).
Thinking of all of you is keeping my spirits up. Just finished supper, a quick walk around the town and then off to bed.