South East Asian Spirit – Ben Around the World Diary – Day 141 – 26 October 2019

South East Asian Spirit – Ben Around the World Diary – Day 141 – 26 October 2019

– ODO- 17677 – 17811km
– Location- Thanh Hóa
– Weather- 22-28 Showers in the morning cleaning towards the coast

In Laos the spirit was Lao-Lao. A liquid the colour of a thin whisky, proffered to me in re-used orange juice bottles along the highway. Here in Vietnam there is a similar spirit. I’m sitting for my daily lunch of Pho in an open metal roofed road side stop with clean concrete floor. An old man in a hammock wakes to check if there’s any tea left in the pot before climbing back to doze. The men around a table to the right offer me cigarettes first then a small shot glass of the spirit. Clear compared to Lao-Lao’s brown. Cheers and I’m offered another. One man is in a security guards uniform. I thank him but choose to get back to the stormy road and the 70km I have left to ride.

Ben

Hi, my names Ben and I’m traveling around the world with my bike, my paraglider and my laptop. Along the way I’m sharing the highs and lows of the life on the road. And my picks of the best places to bikepack, enjoy freeflight and work as a digital nomad. Each week I share a new video update, city guide or live streams with other adventurers I’ve met along the way.
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