Screw hitchhiking, let’s drive – Day 23 – On a desert

I just can’t drive without stopping, it’s too beautiful here – Steffen said out loud what was on my mind when we pulled over for a fifth time within 10 minutes. The coastal road we took after Nha Trang was astonishing. Small islands, blue lagoons, countless fishermen boats and calm ocean were taking our breaths away every second. We were planning to catch up with kilometers that day and...

Screw hitchhiking, let’s drive – Day 17 – Safari

We woke up in the morning feeling like P Diddy! A short stop at the bakery and coffee place and our stomachs were filled for a nice ride through the rice paddies. The Họ Chỉ Mình Road got it’s name from the former North Vietnamese President Họ Chỉ Mình, who is admired as a great leader especially due to his success defeating the US forces and liberating the South....

Screw hitchhiking, let’s drive – Day 8 & 9

Our alarm rang at 6.30 and we finally made it out of bed at 7, despite another lovely gray morning. Great. Our great weather from the day before didn’t last very long. As we left the northern most point in Vietnam the rain slowly started picking up and visibility was nearly zero. The clouds engulfed us and never let us go. Despite having nice ponchos, the water and cold...

Screw hitchhiking, let’s drive – Day 7

The day started pretty bad. We woke up too early, my backpack was wrongly attached, the hairs were itching my face inside the helmet, gearbox was not responding and what’s the worst – I didn’t have my morning coffee. After painful 30 km we were on top of a mountain pass where we planned a first stop. Tiny, Vietnamese coffee was just enough to let my headache go away...

Screw hitchhiking, let’s drive – Day 4

We woke up and we couldn’t exactly tell if it was raining or not. There was a small river next to us which was pretty loud. A short look outside revealed the beautifully disgusting rainy and super cloudy weather. It actually poured! We stayed in bed and didn’t want to leave. At 10 am the rain still didn’t stop and we decided to buy proper ponchos so we don’t...

Screw hitchhiking, let’s drive – Day 3

After yesterday’s short driving day we decided to start early and not overthink our route. We simply followed directions found on this website – the guy did a great job describing motorcycle routes around Vietnam! The target was 200 km and we managed to fulfill it. First half of the way we were planning to drive in one stretch. At some point Steffen saw a thin road going steep...

Screw hitchhiking, let’s drive – Day 2

It wasn’t really our day – we slept in a bit, until maybe around 8.30. Afterwards we started researching where to go next. Man – it was hard! Together with two czech guys who were staying in the same homestay, we were checking out some mountains that we could hike to… It turns out, there is plenty! However, trying to find a route or way up, that’s the hard...

A casual day in Thailand

We’re on our way towards the south, along the border with Myanmar. In a city called Mae Sariang we stopped for a day to enjoy the beauty of Thailand. We’ve rented a scooter unaware of all the adventures that are waiting for us. Firstly, we didn’t check where the next gas station is and just headed to the highway. So little we knew – the way was as empty...

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