Vietnam - Top to Bottom (a motorcycle adventure through Vietnam)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by SoloSurfer, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. stanegoli

    stanegoli Seeker

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    Nice ride report BA. Some great photos too. I recognize so many of the places, and we even stayed at some of the same hotels. Don't know why you were stressing about the permit for Ha Giang - I told you before you left that you'd get if from the first hotel you stayed at in the province!! :deal

    Like you I took great inspiration from Comrade Art in getting the confidence up to do the trip. And what an adventure it was.

    Looking forward to the rest of your story....thanks

    :wave
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  2. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Thanks. Yeah, the north has spectacular vistas; would like to visit Dien Bien Phu in the future.
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  3. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    What happened to your Vietnam GoPro videos?
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  4. 1MUDDY1

    1MUDDY1 Got a Hose?

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    A whole holiday w/o the next episode of my arm chair adventure.:(::(:
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  5. toothy

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    What an excellent view into an exotic place. Thanks.
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  6. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Thanks for posting. :clap
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  7. SoloSurfer

    SoloSurfer iheartwrrs

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    I know, I know, ... I'll get back at this RR very soon... I'm too busy sucking back rum n' eggnogs with family and friends :evil

    Stay tuned and Happy Holidays all-round... :beer

    :happay
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  8. SoloSurfer

    SoloSurfer iheartwrrs

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    Thanks Stan. I don't think I'm the best with photos, but the new iPhone takes great pics and sure helps (although the zoom-ins are a bit blurry)

    And yeah - we weren't sweatin' the permit too too much, you know, gotta ham-it-up a tad for the RR here :thumb

    The other 'Nam RRs were inspirational to follow and I am hoping mine will be added to the mix too. :bow

    Hope you have a fantastic Holiday Season..... Cheers.
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  9. RosslandRuffRider

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    Hey the ride report looks great. Nice work!
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  10. 1MUDDY1

    1MUDDY1 Got a Hose?

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    :happay:happay:happay
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  11. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I am hot on your heals and heading that way on my 800 day rtw adventure
    I will looking at your stories and pictures for inspiration
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  12. SirSquidman

    SirSquidman Vintage MXer

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    I'm in!!!
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  13. karmatourer

    karmatourer STD free

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    I was hooked with your 1st photo caption,"I grabbed my dong".:lol3
    That was a great TR-thanks for sharing.Reminded me of my 15 months in Thailand.
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  14. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    Ive just booked flights to Hanoi for October, going on an 11 day trip round the far NE, similar route to you. We are riding Ural sidecar outfits, with Explore Indochina. Did the NW route last year on a solo. Fabulous place, very jealous, and can't wait. Thanks for the write up and pictures:clap
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  15. krucymucy

    krucymucy Adventurer

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    Great report. Vietnam is on my bucket list to, so I'll be following your RR.

    Subscribed.
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  16. SoloSurfer

    SoloSurfer iheartwrrs

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    HA, glad you picked up on my Vietnamese currency reference... the jokes were ongoing throughout the trip because of what I had 'in my pocket' at all times :eek1

    Next installment of this RR will be in the next few days... :clap
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  17. SoloSurfer

    SoloSurfer iheartwrrs

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    I saw a line-up of those Explore Indochina Urals, they look like nice rigs. That will be a really cool trip and a great way to travel. You plan on writing an RR for it??
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  18. SoloSurfer

    SoloSurfer iheartwrrs

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    Cheers! :freaky
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  19. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    I will make a big effort to do a RR. Promise! Last trip we did on solo Urals, weather was unseasonally bad, we were up to the cylinders in mud, and missed a lot of views because of the rain and clouds, and dark, because we were so delayed. Bloody good fun though!!!!!
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  20. Josh69

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