Next stop was at a Ho Chi Minh Trail museum and memorial. This photo on the wall showed the same stretch of the trail during the war that were are riding today -- bombed to a lunar landscape:
Wide (weird) load on the road:
After a mountain pass of sweepers, stopped for lunch just past this bridge over a river:
You can see that the original bridge was bombed in the war:
At the lunch stop:
Mark takes a nap:
Proceed through beautiful scenery on good, almost empty roads toward the Lao border, and pass the foot of the Mu Gia pass into Laos.