Vinh was not even featured in my Vietnam guidebook, so I didn’t expect there to be much to do. It certainly was a destination both difficult to reach, and difficult to escape, which after 24 hours of traveling, another six to go, I did not appreciate much.
I set off for Vinh from Luang Prabang in Laos a day earlier. I had no intentions of visiting the city, but only to transfer onto Hanoi, due a to lack of direct buses. After waiting over an hour for the bus to leave Luang Prabang, I began what turned out to be a rather memorable bus journey.
It was evening time, and whilst meandering around the Laos mountain scape I sat watching the Asian sunset on my last day in this beautiful country. This bus journey would take me onto a new destination and a new place to explore, but little did I know that the journey itself would turn out to be such an adventure!