Another highlight was our 5 day motorbike ride through the Central Highlands of Vietnam. I was a bit worried about spending 5 days on the back of a bike but our guides were great. They took us to all sorts of places we wouldn't have seen if we were on our own. And it felt a lot safer than being in a bus. The bus drivers are crazy - they overtake cars and bikes that are already overtaking vehicles. And the fact that there is a truck coming towards you doesn't seem to bother them. It was scary stuff!!
At the end of our trip we went to Sapa in the far north of Vietnam. We did a two day trek through the terraced hillsides .We were accompanied by heaps of hilltribe women and children who at the end of the walk wouldn't leave us alone until we bought something.They are really lovely friendly people.This woman from the Red Dao tribe was sewing as she walked along.
Climbing down the terraces - it was muddy and slippery.It was also very cold and misty.