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Motorbiking Northern Vietnam – Lang Son & Cao Bang

In Asia by TIM

In this episode the Diemers complete their Vietnam motorbike victory lap near the Chinese boarder.  After 55 days spent riding from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi the journey finally has an end in sight. Just because the end is near doesn’t mean the going gets any easier though.  Bad luck rides shotgun as the motorbikes rack up 2 flat tires and need to go to 3 different mechanics. All that in a span of just 10km. After finally getting their motorbikes road worthy again the Diemers head North again. They tour the highway close to the Chinese border of Vietnam and visit the towns of Lang Son and Cao Bang. After riding within a few kilometers of the Chiense boarder its south back to Hanoi. In Hanoi, its time to ship the motorbikes back to Ho Chi Minh City and get a few days rest before the next destination.

A Few Last Things Before We’re Done with the Vietnam Motorbike Trip

Those last bittersweet kilometers of the journey are far from wasted.  The Diemers make time to:

-Smash down some shots with locals during a boozy lunch.

-Get pulled over by the police.

-Shoot some of the best drone footage from the entire trip.

Vietnam was the adventure of a lifetime-the motorbike trip from south to north is a bucket list item that exceeds your wildest expectations in every way. If you’re at all on the fence about doing this, remember that Allison had never ridden a bike solo in her life.  She learned to ride on a piece of abandoned road outside Nha Trang. From there, she spent the next month and half riding nearly every day.  The highway speeds are relatively slow and the journey can be as safe as you want to make it. If you are gearing up for your own Vietnam motorcycling adventure consider checking out this video where we go over some basic items you’ll want to bring with.

Some say Diemer was raised by wolves. Others claim the spirits of the forest played a part. Most however, would agree that he was raised by his parents in a house.

A living oddity, he is one of the few living men who can legally drive a Class A dump truck but also knows why you’d pay more for a full canvas suit.

While blessed with many useless gifts, he is not a man without weakness. To this day he is unable to throw a baseball or “pigskin” in front of others without fear of ridicule.

FAVORITE PLACES: Anywhere best explored on a motorbike: Vietnam, the Philippines, Santorini and Bali.

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