Too cute to be left out of the blog, this chappie was being carried on the back of his father, as we came down the mountain into new Lai Chau. Last night we were in old Lai Chau and tomorrow we cross the highest pass in Vietnam, passing Mount Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam at 3,140 meters, on the way to Sa Pa, where we join our other tour. This was the tour we had originally arranged up here in the mountains, and it is a trip which many tourists will make. We are very happy to have taken this particular tour which ahs been absolutely spectacular - so thanks very much to Uncle Malcolm for suggesting it, Vietnam Geographic Holiday for organising it at such short notice and also to the ever patient Mr Nang who has driven us around for the past four days. One thing about Mr Nang, apart from being an excellent driver and a war veteran (we have seen the wounds in his legs) but he likes his music. So we have been listening to the same selection fo what we think is four or five songs for teh last three-and-a-half days since we told him we preferred Vietnamese music above the American easy listening stuff with which he started off in Hanoi. He is also a keen football fan and we think that the reason he was late for breakfast this morning is because he was watching the Manchester United-Benfica match at 2.30 in the morning!