Bridge at the 17th parallel
I was time to leave the coast of Vietnam and slowly head to Laos.
I took some time to visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with these incredible karst mountains. The weather had turned grey with some rain but the landscape is of exact the type, I like a lot.
Even the caves, which are normaly not my favourites, were quite impressive.
By leaving the densely populated coast, the streets became much more quiet. Still here and there was a school with lots of children, just waiting to greet you in a very intensive way.
Into Laos, 5km behind the border, the sun came back.
I made my way to the Mekong river and cycled up to Vientiane. Beside meeting nice people on the way, this part of Laos is pretty flat, the North with the mountains is supposed to be much nicer. But I have to save that for the next visit of Laos.