I just wanted to chime in here since a lot of people looking to come to Vietnam will be checking this thread. I'm an American expat living/working in Vietnam since July of 2013. I live in Mông Dương, Cam Pha, Cam Pha District, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Just copy and paste that in google maps and you'll see where I'm at. I have a 2002 XR250 Baja (Japanese Domestic Model MD30). My wife has a TTR 250 Raid Motard and a Yamaha Nouvo 2 scooter. Looking for some dirt wheels so we can do more off-road. We have a 3 bedroom company-provided apartment with two extra beds if any fellow bikers ever need to stop off and actually sleep in a comfortable bed. I basically have accumulated a full workshop of tools from rebuilding my XR from the ground up. Things are pretty busy at work right now since we're commissioning a 1160 MW coal-fired power plant. I should have more time next year to do some trips. I want to do a 6 day Northern Vietnam loop with my US friends in the fall of 2015 and eventually do the full-length of Vietnam before I leave.