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 time to soak up the beach life. Of course, none of that was filmed because the camera crew also needed a break from shoving cameras in each others faces after months on end.
Rain-The Worst Part of a Vietnam Motorcycle Ride
We tried our best to capture the magic of the motorcycle ride to Hue. Most notably, we got to experience Vietnam weather in all its glory. The minute we departed from the hotel, it started raining down so steady and for so long that only a quote from Forrest Gump could sum it up:
“We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin’ rain… and big ol’ fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night…”
After driving through the rain for several days we finally realized everyone else was wearing massive waterproof ponchos. If you’re considering doing a Vietnam motorbike trip, right after you pick up your motorcycle, just buy a poncho. You’re going to need it.
After arriving in Hue we decided we needed a break from eating Pho for every meal. For a taste of home and normalcy we made a very exciting trip to Big C Superstore. If you’re unfamiliar, Bic C is like a Vietnam Super Walmart. You can find clothes, tech, groceries, and most importantly, scotch. (Sidenote- We get more excited about a Big C trip than a suburban soccer mom does over a Sunday afternoon run to Costco. )
Vietnam Motorcycle Ride Essentials
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.