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Rise day 53: Don Det to Pakse

1¬†September 2016 Waking up on our last morning in 4,000 Islands, and we head down to grab a bite of breakfast in the guesthouse before packing up. It’s just a short ride through the very narrow streets to get us back to the ferry. Boarding this time is substantially easier, and after a quick bit […]

Ride day 52: Stung Treng to Don Det (including Cambodia to Laos border crossing)

29 August 2016 So, it’s our last day in Cambodia and we’re up at the crack of dawn. After partially packing our bags we head to a local craft charity – Mekong Blue, where we spend half an hour watching the amazing skills of the weavers as they produce the most amazingly intricate pieces of […]

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 7: Cat Ba to Ninh Binh

23 May 2016 An early start for the ride after three very relaxing and fun days in Cat Ba. After a quick breakfast in the hotel we packed up and headed off out of Cat Ba town and north towards the ferry. At this point we were fairly uncertain what sort of boat the “ferry” […]

Hurrah – Cat Ba!

Cat Ba is a lovely relaxing holiday spot that we’d visited last year. It’s a relatively small island and situated about four hours by car/ferry, east of Hanoi. There are several beautiful beaches that are pristine and have been very peaceful each time we’ve visited them.¬†After four long days biking on the varied Vietnamese roads […]

Ride day 6: Phuong Cua Ong to Cat Ba

20 May 2016 As is becoming usual, we were out of our Nha Nghi just before 8.00 a.m. A quick ride down the ramp down the stairs before loading up the bikes for the day. With the bikes having now done over 1,000km, it was time to get the oil changed and chains tightened. We […]