Day 38 Ninh Binh to Ben Sung 128 km

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Lots of country roads today.  Some plantations, and some subsistence farming. Lots of pineapples.  Saw a buffalo pulling a plow and another pulling a harrow for first time.

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A mix of hills and big flat plateaux with irrigation.  This is a land of dikes, which offer an excellent base for narrow, flat roads with a good view.

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Lots of  towns and villages along the way, always entertaining to ride through, especially before and after lunch, when the kids are coming and going from school.  The towns get remarkably quiet at lunch time.  People are gathered around tables in their front rooms or in the shade outside, eating and chatting.

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