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Hanoi

Motorbiking Part 9 – The Final Leg and Selling our Bikes

In Motorbiking Part 8 I talked about our overnight train ride from Dong Hoi to Ninh Binh, and how it wasn’t exactly our favorite city in Vietnam. There were a few factors that played into this. First, Breada was sick most of the time we were there. For 2 out of the 4 days we […]

Ho Chi Minh Road

Motorbiking Part 7 – The Ho Chi Minh Road

We left Hue one morning for Phona Nha, roughly 225km (140 miles ) away if you take Highway 1. If you’ve read any of these Motorbiking posts, you’ll know I loathe Highway 1 so we decided to mix the route up a little bit. We still had to take a little bit of that dreaded […]

Motorbiking

Tips for Motorbiking in Vietnam

We thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of some tips for riding in Vietnam, because it really is a whole different world than most places. Knowing some of these certainly would have helped us in the beginning, so we hope we can help out a future rider before they […]

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Motorbiking Vietnam Part 4 – Da Lat, Nha Trang, and Qui Nhon

In Part 3 I wrote about my twisty ride up through the mountains to Da Lat, a town situated 5,000 feet above sea level. I was expecting a sleepy mountain town, but what I got was more of a city feel, with proper traffic and a bustle to it you wouldn’t expect from a town […]

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Motorbiking Vietnam Part 2 – Leaving Saigon for Vung Tau

Leaving Saigon was the biggest pain in the ass, and as much as I enjoyed the city I was happy to get out of there and enjoy some more rural areas. If you can drive in Saigon, you can drive anywhere in the world. Seriously. It’s absolute chaos. Green and red lights mean nothing, one […]

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Happy Accidents

The world works in mysterious ways sometimes, and when you travel long term you start realizing just what a sense of humor life can have.  One thing Anthony and I always joke about is how we’ve had a relationship full of happy accidents, starting with us meeting at all.  We met while taking an English […]

Motorbiking

Motorbiking Vietnam Part 1 – Buying Our Bikes

For anyone who knows me back home, you’ll know I loved my Buddy 125 scooter. I never thought I would enjoy being on two wheels, but as soon as I got her I fell in love and within a couple weeks took the course to receive my motorcycle license. Unfortunately, I had to sell her […]