Day 33. So everyday has a plan. We don't always stick exactly to plan as we like to explore but today was a long way off plan.
Was originally a free day to explore the lakes system at Ba Be but we got in early enough to do that yesterday. So it was decided over a few beers to use the day to check out Lang Son.
Wake this morning to heavy rain and as it wasnt likely to relent for a few days decided to head for the capital.
Easy 160k run on a pretty decent road. Simple enough even in the wet. 80k's in drink stop and the heavens open big time so we wait it out a bit.
Leave there and first on the scene at a massive land slide that has completely blocked the road about a kilometre up the road. 180k detour on minority roads in rain all the way as it wouldn't likely be cleared for hours.
Made the hotel in Hanoi by dark but definately outside of the plan.