Monthly archive May, 2013
Tale of two sisters

Tale of two sisters

 
Road to road

Road to road

After catching the train a little way up the coast from HCMC we were on track for riding up to Da Nang to meet Sophie. Sophie would be flying into Da Nang to travel with us for 3 weeks. We were keen to ride the back roads. We’d heard about the notoriously busy Highway 1....
Uncle Ho

Uncle Ho

Ho Chi Minh city is an Asian fusion with a touch of French grandiose. Like other cities we’d been through, there are motorcycles galore, and traffic every which way. A few traffic lights exist, but we quickly learnt to ignore them: cross when safe does not mean cross when green. The hum of the motorcycles...
Greener pastures

Greener pastures

It was a long day with a strong head wind. Eucalyptus trees appeared on the side of the road. We ordered fried rice for breakfast and to convey our vegetarianism we went into the kitchen and pointed at the egg and rice and nodded and pointed at the pork and chicken and shook our heads....