I stayed in this hotel, appropriately named Tulip Hotel, which cost me US$5. The room was spacious with attached toilets and hot water. Mine was on the top level, affording me a panoramic view of the mountains. I spent much of my time on the balcony reading, eating lychee and gazing at the distant mountains beyond which lies Yunnan in China. Hotels in Vietnam are excellent value for money.
Water from a waterfall rushing downstream. To reach the waterfall I had to trek all the way down to the valley. The return journey was, arrgh..., up,up,up......On the way up, a group of Vietnamese students enlisted my help in practising their English. I didn't mind as it helped to distract attention away from my aching legs.