Halong Bay… great spot to chill out for a day or two. We did the island over on our bikes,
although visibility was still not very good.
A Minsk. Not just any Minsk… this one was ridden two-up all the way from Ho Chi Minh City. We toyed with the idea of swapping the DR for it (the Minsk riders were pretty keen) but after a test ride, it didn’t appeal so much. No brakes (to speak of), no suspension (to speak of), random gearbox, and top speed about 60… At that speed, death seemed certain!
Little restaurant in the middle of nowhere where we stopped for lunch. Delicious food, some of the best we’ve found so far
The Hospital Cave – hidden inside a hill in the middle of the island, it housed around 150 soldiers during the Vietnam war.
Full hospital facilities, swimming pool, cinema, and secure bunkers for Ho Chi Minh and senior officials.
The guesthouse we stayed in was run by a family with about six girls, who were competing see who could be the most disinterested
and grumpy. It took 48 hours for us to get a smile out of this one – only because I busted her sitting on Paul’s bike!
Typical communist Asian edifice – garish neon on concrete, only half working…