Just Bought Tickets To Vietnam!

The caravan just bought tickets! We’re three riders and we’ll be gone 22 November through 9 December. Here’s the route so far:

  • Spend a day in Ho Chi Minh getting bikes.
  • Ride out with the next day’s dawn and spend three days getting to Hoi An.
  • Rest a day in Hoi An, then ride the corners and switchbacks of the Hai Van Pass.
  • Ride to Ha Long city in however many days it takes.
  • Hang out in Ha Long for a few days to explore the bay, lose the bikes, etc.
  • Fly out of Hanoi for a couple days in Hong Kong, then fly home.

Here’s a picture of the Hai Van Pass so you’ll know why it gets its own bullet point (from gotravel-vietnam.com):

hai van pass

The route is flexible, on trips like these you end up adjusting it based of what you learn while you’re there. Along the way I plan to drink snake-bile vodka, burn off some taste buds with the local peppers, and crack open a coconut for a friend who’ll be back in the states.

See you in Southeast Asia!

Adam

P.S. For motivation to get in on future rides, check out Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

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2 Comments

  1. Massive envy! That looks like a beautiful road! 🙂

    Reply

    1. I’m taking a better camera this time and there’ll be plenty of pictures coming 🙂

      Reply

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