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 11 – Cat Ba

You probably think we are sleeping in most of our days during our travel. But actually, that’s so rarely the case. In the last two weeks we did not have slept in until late. So today was no different! Our boat cruise which was only 300.000VND per person, started at 8 o’clock. Initially we wanted to do some kayaking or exploring on our own. Unfortunately, just like most of...

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 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...

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