Hue

Hue

We ended up spending two nights in Phong Nha. With Maeve and Helena due to leave at around 5 am the morning after we visited duck stop, we did what any responsible adults would do. We drank beers until about 4:30 am. Sitting around a fire pit, we talked about duck stop, road trips through [...]

Phong Nha

Phong Nha

19 January 2019 After one night in Vinh we get on our bikes to head towards Phong Nha. 195 kilometers; piece of cake. I put on my layers (it’s still cold out), strap on my bags and we’re off. The ride is wonderful. We head inland and pass through smaller towns. School has been let [...]

Vinh

Vinh

We leave Trang An in the morning. In truth, we are aiming for Phong Nha where we will meet up with Maeve, but as that is 405 kilometers away, we have split it into two days of driving. We pack up and say goodbye to our remaining friends, then we are off to Vinh, a [...]

Trang An

Trang An

If Hanoi is chaos in perfect synchronization, Trang An is where the soul goes to rest. Riding in, all I can hear is the sound of our engines. The moment we park and cut the engines, there is silence. It’s a silence that has body, a silence that envelops you. After the excitement of the [...]

Take Two

Take Two

Post collision, I am relieved that we have returned to Hanoi for a break. Luckily, Paul’s injuries seem to be minimal. A possible concussion, and some pretty heavy bruising on his collarbone and shoulder. Not great, of course, but all things considered, it could have been a lot worse. We are all quite aware of that. [...]