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Visiting Buon Ma Thuot & Lak Lake Vietnam

In Asia by FIN

In her first day of solo-riding, Finney is thrown from the frying pan and into the fire as she navigates gravel backroads, wet mountain highways, congested cities packed with trucks, as well as dodging the random cow or wedding reception. All this in an effort to reach the city of Buon Ma Thuot. While we never learn to pronounce the …

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Vietnam Motorcycle Trip: What to Pack

In Asia by TIM

Vietnam Motorbike Trip Blog: If you want to boil it down, all you really need for a Vietnam motorcycle trip is a bike, Dong for gas and then some extra Dong for repairs. On the flippy flop, if you want to make the most out this adventure of a lifetime, here are a few items you’re going to want to pick up to make the trek a bit more comfortable.

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Visiting Monkey Island – Nha Trang Vietnam

In Asia by TIM

Monkey Island (just outside of Nha Trang) is easily in my top ten list of things we did while abroad.  While an island filled with wild monkeys may not appeal to all, it’s something that spoke directly to my heart. Why Visit Monkey Island in Nha Trang? Once in Nha Trang, the best thing to do is head straight to …

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What to do in Nha Trang, Vietnam

In Asia by TIM

TRIPPED makes the trip from Dalat, Vietnam to Nha Trang and encounters the best roads in Vietnam for motorbikes. Never heard of Nha Trang?  No worries!  Think of it as Cancun for Russians.  Nha Trang has a sprawling beach that runs along Tran Phu Street. There are many nearby islands accessible by boat, diving spots, as well as a cable …

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Top Things to Do in Da Lat, Vietnam

In Asia by TIM

Da Lat is known by dozens of nicknames.  The one that stood out to us the most was “Honeymoon Capital of Vietnam”. Other completely badass monikers are such names as  City of Flowers and the City of Eternal Spring.  Basically, choose whatever name you think is best because no matter what you call it, there are a TON of absolutely …

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Mui Ne to Da Lat | Sand Dunes | Vietnam

In Asia by TIM

With sore butts and happy hearts, we set out from Mui Ne. We had previously decided Da Lat as our destination for the end of the day. The day would be filled with sightseeing, sand dunes and sunburns. It also happened to have the most variety of landscape while riding in a day.  Ocean, jungle, desert, mountains….this leg of the …

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Buying a Motorbike in Vietnam

In Asia by TIM

BUCKETLIST: Vietnam Motorbike Trip A Vietnam motorcycle trip has been the number one bucket list item for me since I’d first heard of doing it years ago. Seeing the Top Gear Vietnam special only further increased the anticipation for one day taking part in it myself. Whats the first thing anyone would need on a Vietnam motorcycle trip? Motorbikes of …

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Cu Chi Tunnels Saigon | Tour Review | Vietnam

In Asia by TIM

TRIPPED spends a week in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City to get geared up and ready for a month long motorcycle trip to Northern Vietnam and Ha Long Bay. While in Ho Chi Minh City, they take a time-out to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi tunnels were used by the Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam (Or American) …

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How to Ride a Motorbike in Vietnam – and SURVIVE

In Asia by FIN

Motorbike traffic in Vietnam is insane, but there is a method to the madness. By far the most challenging areas to drive in are the busy cities such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi.  Surprisingly, once you get out of the busy city centers, driving becomes a piece of cake.  

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The Best and Worst Beaches in South East Asia

In Asia by FIN

Here’s what “BEST” means to me:

  • Not crowded
  • Not feeling unsafe to leave small things behind when I go to swim
  • No one soliciting me to buy a necklace, get a massage, or take a surf lesson (or a damn whale shark tour)
  • Clean water (jellyfish are attracted to pollution and in several places in SEA it’s un-swimmable)