Arrived last night at 10pm .....2 hrs late. One hour of this due to the train hitting two cows on the track. I won't post the pics in case you are eating. Suffice to say the locals ran from the rice fields to pull the remains from under my carriage and as I saw one walk off with a lower leg and hoof I can only assume the "train kill" was destined for the pot.
Glad the train from Hanoi to Saigon was my last and not my first as it was the worst of all the carriages I have had, with the added problem of cockroaches climbing the walls and me being the only westerner on board. It did however result in some interesting sign language and sharing of an odd assortment of food. I was also the only one in my carriage travelling the whole 30hrs so I had an assortment of companions and one who was a union rep, spoke a very little english, called me beautiful and then wrote her address and mobile number in my diary!!!
More pics to come but some other stuff may not get posted until back in UK mid July because of tech problems that I had not envisaged. The Google locator will be switched off tomorrow afternoon. Its all over folks! Thank you again for raising over GBP2500 for DebRA.