On the third day of our Vietnam Motorbike tour we got up at around 6 (thank you rooster for waking us up) and had pancakes for breakfast. I realised a slight drizzle. You wouldn’t call it rain (unless you live in a desert), but it was enough to make the ground wet and the rocks slippery. And I just realised that we have to go down the way we came up the day before….
So we made it through the mud. Bruised, sweaty and very, very dirty. But we were alive and proud to have made it. The mud part is certainly one of those stories you will tell your grandchildren. After the mud, the second part of the day should be easy. Or should it? Continue reading “Day 2 (Part 2): You call that a road???!!!!”
I wasn’t sure which time zone Vietnamese roosters were operating on, but certainly it wasn’t the local time zone. Being woken up at 3:00am is just a bit too early for me. At 6:00 it was time to get up though: Shower, breakfast and saddle the bikes. It was 8:00am when we left Mai Chau where we spent Day 1. If we had known before how this day will turn out, we might’ve stayed in bed just a bit longer…. Continue reading “Day 2 (Part 1): No more shitroads!!!”
After receiving a full briefing about the trip from the guys at ExploreIndoChina we were all very excited to start the trip. At exactly 8:00am the next morning we were picked up by our guides and a very cool jeep. We set off to the garage where we met our new best friends, the 125CC Minsk. Continue reading “Day 1: The epic Vietnam motorbike trip”
So what is the best way of touring the countryside in Vietnam? A motorbike, without question. But this being Vietnam, you need something simple. Sturdy. Reliable. You need the Kalashnikov among motorbikes. A bike that you can ride on mud, gravel or the street. Something you crash with on the street, get up and just continue riding. You need the Minsk! Continue reading “The Kalashnikov among motorbikes”
“Where the hell can I find parking in that city?”, that’s what everyone with an engine under his/her butt thinks in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s a crowded and crammed place. And despite there being “only” around 300 000 registered cars in the city (which isn’t a lot given that almost 7 million live here), finding parking can be a nightmare if you’re not willing to pay a fortune for a few hours. Yes, there are countless parking opportunities if you want to shell out the dollars. But roadside parking – forget it. Unless you’re lucky enough to move around on two wheels….