Back in March my dad and I embarked on an epic journey that began in Bangkok, Thailand. The trip started with a 10 hour bus ride to the Laos capital of Vientiane. The next day was spent walking around and visiting the sights of the city and enjoying the beautiful French architecture. We also stumbled upon the Lao National Stadium and I ran a lap of the track in my sandals!
Countryside NearVang Vieng
The next day was spent visiting some more sights in Hanoi including the Hoa Lo Prision, some temples including the impressive Temple of Liderature. I woke up early the next morning to go for a run around the old city and Hoan Kiem Lake. It was surprising how many people were up at 6:30 am. doing different exercises such as walking, running, bicycling, dancing, meditation, badminton, etc.
After a long overnight bus ride we arrived in Hue, Vietnam. Hue is a city rich in history, as it was the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dinesty between 1802 and 1945. We walked around the old part of the city and visited some of the palaces. I thought that this would be a great place for the a sprint race as I walked around the palaces and gardens. Maybe the next stop on the Park World Tour? The next morning I went for a run around town with a simple city map. I ran through the market (seen in picture), continued along the Perfurm River, along the city moat past some temples and then back to my guesthouse. Then it was time for a very quick shower before boarding a bus for Hoi An, Vietnam.
Market in Hue