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Apr 3, 2006 - Seeing the countryside on bicycle in Ninh Binh

We stopped in Ninh Binh to see Tam Coc. This was a jagged mountain range jutting out of the green rice paddies. It was very similar to Halong Bay, except that the "water" was green rice paddies. Rather than do the customary tour, we rented bikes and rode around the rice farms surrounding Tam Coc. It was a wonderful, slow paced day. It was definitely a better way to know the country. There's nothing like feeling the earth beneath us while we are riding around on bicycles. It just wouldn't be the same if we saw the same things from a window...

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