Hai Van pass

From Hoi An we hired a scooter and drove to Hue via the Hai Van mountain pass. We followed the route that top gear famously took for one of their show specials.

The views from the mountain pass and the nearby communications tower were fantastic and I loved driving up the wiggly mountain roads… but I couldn’t help thinking that it’s not a patch on the alps. Maybe I’ve been spoilt by our trips to the mountains in Europe in recent years.

The weather probably impacted my opinion. It was a grey day and unexpectedly wet so it was pretty chilly in shorts and t-shirt on the scooter. The weather got worse as the day progressed and we ended up diving the last 20km to Hue in driving rain.

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