“How come you can speak Vietnamese so well?” “You’re Vietnamese?” “Do you have Vietnamese grandparents?” I still find it amusing when people are surprised when I tell them that I’m Vietnamese / Viet Kieu.
It is with great sadness that I must announce we are selling our dearly beloved Tuk Tuk. We traveled over 2000km with him, from Hanoi to Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, up to the extreme north of Vietnam, bordering China and then down from Hue to Hoi An, onwards to Dalat.
Day 1: Hoi An to Plei Can – 225km Left at 7.30am, arrived at 5.30pm. Stopped a few times for food and because of the rain. Took the Ho Chi Minh Road, lots of roadwork.
What stands out the most from our past six months on the road would definitely be the motorbike trip we did of the extreme north of Vietnam.
Not sure where to eat, sleep or work in Hoi An? Use this guide to discover the places we frequented and enjoyed the most during out eight week stay. (These are all outside of the old town.)
Here are photos from our journey from Cao Bang to Bao Lac. We actually wanted to go all the way to Meo Vac that day but took road TL204 which ended up taking a good whole day. Most people take road 34 but I definitely recommend taking this alternative route if you’re a capable rider.
The road definitely less traveled. TL217 from Bao Lac to Meo Vac. As the title says, it took us a good seven hours to complete this 70km ride. Extremely difficult roads, you will go where most have never been. Not recommended unless you are an extremely experienced rider, also best not to be alone.