Team Good Beginnings ‘Trek for a Helping Hand’
We left a gaggle of geese on a stomach full of pancakes to make our way up out of the valley and return to the ridge. We were greeted at the top with the most spectacular view – truly a postcard perfect picture moment.
We made our way down the ridge watching our luggage go gown the other side on the back of the faithful scooters. The villages were so pretty and the paddies so lush – a colour which seems impossible to copy.
We crossed rivers and streams and I even rescued a tiny drowning puppy too, and finally made it the village market where for the first time we were able to relief ourselves of our daypacks and feel like tourists for an hour. There were a all whole range of stalls selling everything from ducks to raw meat to open packets of medicines and bicycles, but we headed straight for the ice cream store and sat under a fan eating green bean and strawberry ice creams.
After lunch, it was decided that it was too hot to tackle the mountain so we took the road instead and very slowly walked along the hot bitumen for 2.5 hours to our next overnight stop in Hin. It was 40 degrees and we were suffering big time! At one point I think we must have stopped 10 times in 100 metres. We were fatigued and overcome by the sheer heat of the day, but we made it – almost delirious, and almost crawling into out homestay.
More from the Good Beginnings Trek for a Helping Hand 2012
- Blog 1: Five Formidable Females Hit Vietnam
- Blog 2: Formidable Five Tackle 22km
- Blog 3: Kookaburras, Kids and Canoes
- Blog 4: And climb we did…
- Blog 5: Picture Perfect Vietnam
- Blog 6: Team Good Beginnings Get Gold!
- Blog 7: Two Days with Children of Vietnam
- More about Good Beginnings Australia