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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 …

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Ha Long Bay on a Budget | Vietnam Motorcycle Trip to Cat Ba Island

In Asia by TIM

Toward the end of our Vietnam motorbike trip we found ourselves at a crossroads. (Metaphorically instead of literally for once). We still wanted to explore Ha Long Bay but we needed to do it in a budget friendly way.  Even the lowest priced junk boat tours were too expensive. The best solution we found to still get out on the …

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Visiting Ninh Binh & Tam Coc – Vietnam

In Asia by FIN

After a week spent in HoiAn the Diemers would need to make up some ground on the Vietnam motorcycle trip. The constant rain was poised to derail the entire trip. The ride itself became miserable and road conditions a lot less safe due to the weather. After a quick discussion on strategy there was only one thing to do: book …

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Hoi An & My Son | Vietnam Motorcycle Trip

In Asia by FIN

Hoi An may be one of the largest tourist destinations in the Vietnam but don’t let that deter you. It turns out people flock there for good reason. Hoi An has great beaches, restaurants, places to stay and things to do. We specifically drove to Hoi An to check out the Lantern Festival.  We also got to celebrate Christmas with …

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Vietnam Motorcycle Ride | Da Nang to Hue

In Asia by TIM

As we continued our Vietnam motorbike ride north we finally reached Da Nang. By this point, a few nights sleeping in the same bed was necessary. There were several chores that needed doing- the motorcycles needed their oil changed, passports needed to be renewed and bribes needed to be made. Once all the errands where done there was plenty of …

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Buon Ma Thuot to Da Nang – Vietnam Motorbike Trip

In Asia by FIN

After a few days spent in Buon Ma Thuot, it’s time to burn up some pavement on this Vietnam Motorcycle trip. Over the next week, Tim and Allison Diemer head north through the towns of Pleiku, Kon Tum, Buon Ho to get to the cities of Danang and Hoi An during their Vietnam tour. During this week, they hit some …

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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 …