Couchfish Day 74: Dien Bien Phu

I linger in Son La—it is a straightforward ride from here to Dien Bien Phu and I’ve been told the road is in good condition. Plus, I’m hoping for the weather to clear. Yes, it is raining. Again.

First stop is a bún chả place—it isn’t too busy and I get the impression foreign diners are few and far between. A police officer sits down to chat while I eat. …

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