Heading to Cat Ba island and doing amazing Ha Long bay on a backpacker budget! (Plus spending a night in the hospital!)

After spending 7 long weeks in Vietnam on motorbikes we both loved at hated this country! We had had the best and the worst of times here, some amazing adventures and some hard and gruelling days. Before leaving there was time for just one last exploration. We were in two minds whether to bother with

Trekking with H’Mong minority hill tribe through the rice terraces and mountains of Sapa. A highlight of Vietnam

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Popa Mountain Resort: A serene and relaxing escape with breathtaking views, Myanmar!

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Staying with a local tribal family in a bamboo house in Yen Bai, Vietnam. A true off the beaten track adventure made possible by our motorbikes!

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Myanmar Treasure Resort: Bagan A paradise within this ancient kingdom of Temples

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Hanoi: Not love at first sight, but city that grew on us over time to eventually feel like home!

After reading so many glowing reports on Hanoi we were looking forward to hitting the city after an almost 2000 miles journey from the chaos of Saigon on our bikes. Finally completing our original challenge of riding through Vietnam from one major city to the other it felt like a strange mixture of emotions rolling

Riding around the amazing Phong Nha National Park: Exploring the worlds largest caves and the jungle lined Ho Chi Minh Trail.

After the busyness of the cities in Vietnam and the heat of the costal roads we set off on our bikes for a two day ride along the Laos border in some of the most remote and beautiful terrain the country has to offer. Riding for hours along the jungle lined Ho Chi Minh trail

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Exploring the often overlooked karst landscape of Ninh Binh, A short ride from Hanoi but a world away from the city!

Sitting just 90km south of Hanoi the beautiful Karst region of Ninh Binh Vietnam is often described as Ha Long Bay without the water. Being so close to both the capital and the famous bay itself it often gets over looked by travellers either keen to make more ground up on the first leg of

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Twisting and turning around the Hai Van Pass: The perfect coastal road that clings to a mountain!

When we originally made plans for South East Asia one of the things we wanted to do was motorbike around Vietnam. After watching that famous Top Gear episode we knew just how much the country had to offer and how much riding a bike would allow us to see. Having finally, and somewhat miraculously, gotten