Tour of duty - Nam

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by griffin146, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    I've been to almost all the countries in Mainland South East Asia by bike. The last frontier has always been Vietnam. The problem is to ride with your own bike there you need to apply for a permit much earlier, take a guide along etc. Anyway with all the requirements done we left Malaysia , rode through Thailand ,toured Cambodia and finally rode into Vietnam. It was an amazing trip. I'm posting up some teaser pics(35 pictures ) here and the full link(600 pictures ) is below
    - http://ninja650tourer.blogspot.com/2012/12/ride-to-vietnam-part-1.html


    Riding through Thailand
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    Crossing the Chao Praya river in Bangkok
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    At the Victory gate, Angkor, Cambodia
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    In front of the Angkor Wat
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    Exhausted...
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    Happy Cambodian kid
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    Roads of Cambodia...
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    Vietnam border .......... hoooorah
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    Temporary Vietnam No plate...
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    Sights of Vietnam
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    Nice huh
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    Not so nice
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    Nice again :-)
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    R&R
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    more sights of Vietnam
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    After a long day riding...
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    The best riding road
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    Beautiful...
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    See what i mean...
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    Small mishap...
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    Ancient temple in Vietnam
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    My baby :-)
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    Deserts of Vietnam
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    Corrupt F***ers
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    Traffic in Saigon
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    At every intersection its like this
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    Hundreds of intersections in the city. All the time . Yay
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    Back into Cambodia
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    Phnom Phen
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    Murderers
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    Victims...
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    Methods...No 1
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    No 2
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    Cambodian lass.. ( last pic )
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  2. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Really enjoyed your pictures, thanks.
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  3. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Been here awhile

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    Nice! Can you share how were able to get your bike into Vietnam? From what I heard it's pretty much impossible.
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  4. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    Its not too hard actually.Just costly.
    You need to send them some documents....pink slip copy..International license etc...and they take 3-4 months to get approval.You also need to plan your iternary and choose your hotels beforehand.

    If you plan to ride there i can pass the agent details. oh yes ..cost-USD 1500
    Just the permits ...hotels etc extra :D
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  5. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    This looks good. You have my attention.
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