This was taken in Nghia Lo (Nghĩa Lộ), a sleepy town of about 25,000 in Vietnam’s Yen Bai Province. The city’s located about 200 kilometers from Hanoi, which translated into a leisurely seven-hour drive on a two-lane highway the day I made the trip.
I got my first street shave here, too. The headrest is much more comfortable than it looks.
And for the record: today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 806th straight, was taken in Nghia Lo, Vietnam, on 19 October 2010.