Hi Everyone, I wish to share a few of the photos from the recent Vietnam trip. A full story of the trip will appear in the American Motorcyclist Association magazine, so keep an eye out for it. In the meanwhile, here are some of the photo highlights. The trip was pretty amazing with lots of sights to see, people to meet and food to try. Riding a motorcycle through Vietnam is definitely one of those bucket list type of experiences.
We spent one night in Hanoi, here is a street scene as viewed from a second story café
Bustling outdoor market in Hanoi
Tour Guide Thon gives us our instructions before we head out into Hanoi traffic
We had an audience while changing a flat tire on the first ride day leaving Hanoi
Taking a break from the heat and humidity at a roadside coffee house
This is one of three Homestays we visited, open air sleeping.
Serene lake framed by mountains of marble
Exploring a valley of rice and tea with our guide Thon
As we reached the mountains of the north, the views just got more spectacular
Local children were shy at first, but warmed up quick
Plenty of hidden valleys surrounded by mountains and crossed by farmers trails
This was the only path to reach a remote community of small farms
The Amazing views just keep coming
Not all tour groups were quite as prepared as ours. There was at least one skinned knee in this group
We crossed this river at least 10 times one afternoon, lots of fun
There were numerous unusual bridge crossings
These are Karst Limestone formations, very common in the north
Ban Gioc Falls on the China border
This trail was particularly sloppy and didn’t smell at that good either
Our bikes go for a boat ride on Lake Ba Be
Sampling street food was one of our favorite activities. This photo is in Saigon.