Spent a few delightful days and quiet, starry nights in the Muong Hoa valley, up north near Vietnam’s border with China. Bamboo forests, mountain streams, and rice terraces. Clearing of the morning mist, quarrel of crickets, and the adorable Hmong kids. Fresh-from-the-garden food, the cool mountain air, and riding pillion on rickety bikes. What more can one ask for!!