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    Default Moto trip to Vietnam

    We just got back from our moto trip to vietnam. It was initially me and my brother but oddly enough I ran into a co-worker in Saigon and took him with us. We got a couple honda xl150's and went from saigon to the Mekong delta then up to Cambodia and back. Took several days and many, many kilometres. Most of the riding was through narrow paths patty fields. Even the roads out there are like paths though. I highly recommend it if anyone gets the chance. A good tour guide is key and mine was a top guide. It's fairly cheap to do other than getting there. We are planning another trip for sometime next year that will take us through Laos and northern nam. There will also be one a little closer to more people we know in transylvania which should be nice although it will be much like riding in New England scenery wise.
    We were worried about the size of the bikes but it turns out they were better than nearly every vehicle we saw. It's super rare for the locals to have anything bigger than a 125 so a 150 is a mighty beast indeed. Every where we went people came up to us asking about the bikes. A 250 would be wasted there. No one goes above 60mph anywhere, not even cars.
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    What a cool experience. Glad you got to do it. How/why did you choose Vietnam?
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    We originally wanted to follow in our father footsteps during the war but time was not on our side. It's pretty easy to get to nam from where I live and my brother lives nearby in hong kong. We trimmed the trip down to do a shorter route and spend the holidays together. My co-worker was a random find at a bar. When he place to run into somebody but not the strangest I've had.

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    That's pretty cool. Where'd you find a guide? I've been considering doing Saigon -> Hanoi for a while now.

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    Definitely jealous one day I’ll moto in forgein soil

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    Quote Originally Posted by weld View Post
    That's pretty cool. Where'd you find a guide? I've been considering doing Saigon -> Hanoi for a while now.
    It took me some time to find a good guide in Saigon. Most run from Hanoi. In the end I used Renzo from Tigit. He is the one that runs the southern tours. We were amazed at how he found his way around the delta. Nothing more than animal trails in places and lots of river crossings.

    I've tried putting together foreign trips before without much success. It's usually pretty easy though. I travel so much it's even easier for me.

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    That's badass. Was there much technical stuff or was it more of a relaxing kind of terrain where you could take in the sights?
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    Only 3 pics?

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    There is nothing quite as awesome as trips like this
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    It's was very technical. Crazy add little bridges, jungles paths for 100's of kilometres and the local drivers themselves made it a challenge. We stopped a lot to collect ourselves before heading on to the next location. It's was very much like an enduro race wherever we went.

    Not many pics to post I'm afraid. I was using my 360 camera exclusively for this trip so all my power packs and effort went into that. I had a go pro on my helmet too that I just let do it's thing. The others in the group have all the photos.

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