Category Archive: Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island

We spent the past five days on Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island.  Our beach bungalow was rustic but comfy and beautiful; complete with wine and a relaxing ambiance.  The weather was mostly rainy… Continue reading

Exploring the Mekong Delta

We are crossing the southernmost tip of Vietnam where the great Mekong river splits into nine major channels flowing out to the ocean.  We stopped in the city of Cần Thơ to charter a… Continue reading

The Vietnam War

In Ho Chi Minh City we visited the War Remnants Museum which provided an interesting if depressing look at the Vietnam War.  Surprisingly, the anti-capitalist propaganda and America bashing were kept to a… Continue reading

Saying goodbye to our bike

After a stop-over in Da Lat, the french hill station in the south-central highlands, we descended  some 2000m in altitude to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City.  The drive in was not nearly… Continue reading

Story of a pig

On our way through the highlands we had a little accident coming over a ridge into a small town 30km north of Ea Drang.  In the middle of the road between two streams… Continue reading

Crossing the Vietnamese highlands

The past five days we’ve been riding through the mountainous central highlands, stopping in smaller towns along the way.  We’ve come about 600km through difficult but stunning terrain.  The best and only way… Continue reading

Hoi An

We have spent the past week in the port city of Hoi An halfway down the Vietnamese coast.  This city was used by traders from China, Japan and France and has aquired a… Continue reading

North Vietnam and crossing the DMZ

Our ride through North Vietnam was beautifully scenic.  We have driven about 1000km at this point and have arrived at the end of one fork of the Ho Chi Minh highway.  Two days… Continue reading

The caves of Phong Nha

We learned through other travellers about a series of caves in this region of Vietnam.  Coming down the Ho Chi Minh highway we stopped at the town of Phong Nha and took a… Continue reading

Boating through tam cốc

After a terrifying exit on motorcycle from the capital of Vietnam, we made our way to Ninh Bình, a small city 100km south of Hanoi.  The landscape in this area is made up… Continue reading

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