|Becky got a bit dirty on her way out of Hanoi!|
Twas an early one. We all rounded ourselves up before dawn to get ready for the first big day on the road. We were all looking fly in our brand new kits ready to see what the first day had in store. We had prearranged breakfast at KOTO in Hanoi in order to be properly fueled up as well as have the opportunity to meet Ngan and Minh, the two trainees that H2H 2013 supported. The breakfast was nothing short of fabulous, and it was so heartwarming to meet the trainees! It was once again so wonderful to see hard work right in front of my own eyes. These two trainees were so kind, so interested in conversation, and were really grateful to be a part of the KOTO team.
It was a smooth exit out of the city. Hearts were pumping, adrenaline was flowing, and feet were happy. We all stayed in a group and there were no major issues…yet.
|Alex is loving her first day!|
The remainder of the ride was a breeze for everyone. One small climb near the end left us gliding into Hoa Binh 82 km after leaving the capital. No more mishaps, and we all made it to our destination safe and sound. The team got a bit of a taste of rural Vietnam, and left them craving more.
Words by Andrea