No tight budget tonight, we’re going to a gourmet restaurant in Mai chau, vietnam
After a very difficult time crossing the laotian border (hitchhikking) we had a few days of the magic combo : Bed, snacks and sleep.
We finally put our shoes back on, filled our bottles with water and hit the countryside for some hikking in the mountains. On the way back, we passed in front of the “ecolodge” of the village where you can find a restaurant with a 6 set menu… I couldn’t believe it !
Max, we’re going to take a shower, put our nicest trekking trousers on and a lot of perfume… tonight it’s gourmet restaurant ! YAY !!!
To make it quick: it wasn’t the best vietnamese food ever but it was easy, and sometimes “easy” feels good after more than 5 months on the road.
- The food was quite tasteless for something vietnamese… but for once it wasn’t spicy.
- The place felt very fake (more resort than ecolodge) with the fact that they force their waitresses to wear the old traditionnel clothing of the Thaï tribe even if no one wears it anymore in the entire region. And for a place called “ecolodge”, they use electricity to light the entire place and they have a huge swimming pool, ligthed at night too… no comment.
- But the price was quite ok as we payed 250 000 dong per person for the 6 sets (+ 15% of charge) when we usually pay 50 000 dong for a plate of rice and meat in a more classical restaurant.
Sorry in advance for the very bad quality of the pictures, I didn’t have enough light and I forgot my gorillapod at the GH.
In the end, it wasn’t the best vietnamese food ever but we had a very nice and quiet night for a change which gave us some strength back to keep going with the adventure… And this is all that matters !