Ride day 35: Phu Quoc to Ha Tien

31 July 2016 It’s an early start, after a fairly broken nights sleep with our little kitten wanting constant attention all night. I get up to go for a shower and she comes along, so I take the chance to clean out her eye (it’s looking better after a few days of cleaning). We head […]

Phú Quốc

Phú Quốc is a Vietnamese island situated in the Gulf of Thailand between the southern coasts of Vietnam and Cambodia. Its’s known for its white sandy beaches and hotel resorts. Over half of the island is national park. Our Trip We arrived in Phu Quoc late in the night after a long days riding. After […]

Ride day 34: Can Tho to Phu Quoc

23 July 2016 We’re both awake at the crack of dawn…. Well, actually it’s 30 minutes until dawn, but we are awake. In a haze, we manage to get dressed and head downstairs to grab a bike to go see the floating market. It’s the first time on our travels we’ve been up before the […]

Ride day 33: Can Tho floating market & canals Loop

22 July 2016 As a bit of an outing for the day, we decide to take a bit of a ride around some of the Mekong delta canals and back lanes, hopefully to also see the market at the remote 7 rivers junction. Setting off out of Can Tho, it was a fairy swift blast […]

Ride day 32: My Tho to Can Tho

21 July 2016 We are woken by very loud noises and the room literally shaking. It sounds as if they are demolishing the hotel with us in it. We pack up hastily and head downstairs. The woman from the hotel insists (as always) on giving us the victory sign right in our faces with a […]

Mỹ Tho

Mỹ Tho is located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam, this city is known for the local soup ‘hủ tiếu Mỹ Tho’. It’s popular with tourists who stop here for boat trips on the Mỹ Tho river and surrounding canals which is part of the Mekong Delta river network. Our Trip We decided to […]

Ride day 31: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to My Tho

19 July 2016 After a few days in Saigon, it’s time to head South once again, and in to the Mekong. A quick breakfast in the hotel, and then time to gather up the excess items we’ve decided to ship home. The ride from the backpacker district in D1 to the grand old Eiffel designed […]

Ride day 30: Cu Chi Tunnels Loop

17 July 2016 We wake up late for our Cu Chi tunnels tour, and have to quickly grab all the essentials and rush down for breakfast before our guide Phuoc, arrives at 9.00 a.m. As we are eating our breakfast we see him outside, so rush to finish. We decided to ride our own bikes […]

Hồ Chí Minh City (Sài Gòn)

Ho Chi Minh City, still also romantically referred to as Saigon by its inhabitants, is situated in the south-eastern region of Vietnam. It is the largest and most populous city in Vietnam with over 10 million people living in the metropolitan area.  The city is a thriving economic hub for modern Vietnam with contemporary skyscrapers […]

Ride day 29: Nam Cát Tiên to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

11 July 2016 We woke up on our second morning in Nam Cát Tiên to the sound of gibbon calls from the park. A beautiful sound to wake up to, and reminded us of the day before when we’d seen the small family of wild gibbons at dawn. It had been raining on and off […]

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