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Ride day 36: Ha Tien to Kampot (across the border to Cambodia)

1 August 2016 We are both awake early to the loud artificial bird calls from the speaker over the roads it was a fairly disturbed nights sleep due to the late and loud karaoke from the wedding in the next street. We head out to get the bikes serviced (oil change and everything tightened, checked and oiled) […]

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 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 […]

Nam Cát Tiên

The Endangered Asian Species Trust (EAST) is a UK charity established by Monkey World-Ape Rescue Centre (UK) and the Pingtung Rescue Centre (Taiwan). Their mission is to help conserve Asia’s endangered wildlife by tackeling the illegal wildlife trade in Asia, engaging communities through conservation education and awareness and encouraging responsible tourism, respecting wildlife and wild places. For more information their […]

Đà Lạt

Đà Lạt is situated in the central highlands of south Vietnam. It is centered around a lake and golf course and surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls. It has a temperate climate and so is known as the City of Eternal Springs. Đà Lạt was developed by the French in the early 1900s, […]

Ride day 9: Ride to Thành nhà Hồ to Xa Te

26 May 2016 An early Nha Nghi start to the day (out before 8.00 a.m.) and nipped up the street past the buzzing markets to a bakery we’d spotted the night before. The wood fired oven was in full fire and fresh bread rolls were pulled straight out and put in a bag for us. […]

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