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 1

How we got our motorcycles Let’s be honest – we couldn’t wait for it since a long time. Being independent, drive wherever we want, feel the wind in our hairs. Thinking about cruising through Vietnam on our own bikes was so exciting that we skipped visiting Cambodia and jumped to Vietnam right from Laos. First plan was to find a couchsurfing host in a random city out of the...

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