How about Vietnam for a holiday?

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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby alanjennings » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:19 am

Never mind the snow, Steve, the Northants pot holes can swallow a bike easily!
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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby alanjennings » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:17 am

Now in " frantic Hanoi!"bikes parked 5 deep on the pavements, difficult as you have to keep walking in the road which is just as frantic! A cheap " step- thru'" is about £1200 but a vespa is twice the price! Our hotel is definitely "5 star" and overstaffed by pretty young ladies!! The buffet breakfast will last you all day and the Vietnamese coffee is out of this world! Going " up country" to Mai Chau for some peace and quiet!
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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby alanjennings » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:45 am

It's stunningly beautiful here in the hills, flat bottomed valley with rice fields, water buffalo and wooden houses on stilts, good to keep your bike under in the wet season! A nice 21 c. today. Saw a young French couple who bought a secondhand 100 cc in Hanoi each for about £300 ride it south to Saigon then sell it back to a dealer and fly home from there. There are cheap " homestays" but just a pallaise( very hard) on the floor along with everybody else! Went in a cave that that the Vietcong used to keep their guns and explosives in hidden from the French then from the Americans.Time for a Saigon beer! :beer:
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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby alanjennings » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:03 pm

Saw 4 " H.D.s today, an Austrian company, you " do" Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in 14 days, nearly 2000 miles! The luggage is in a transit behind. Costs about £9000 plus flights!! A 125 trail bike is all you need, but image is everything today! Going to a rain forest tomorrow and will visit a rehoming camp for languar monkeys.all the wild elephants and tigers have gone!! Too many people everywhere! Only 20 c. Here!
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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby bjork » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:01 pm

[quote="alanjennings"] you " do" Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in 14 days, nearly 2000 miles! The luggage is in a transit behind. Costs about £9000 plus flights!! A 125 trail bike is all you need, but image is everything today! Only 20 c. Here![/quote

Hi Alan, how long are you there for? I leave on Thursday 15th. Our trip sounds just like the one above, except we are riding Royal Enfields to give the right image-oh and it costs a fraction of what their trip does! :)
And you can't make me jealous of the temperatures you're struggling in, we are now looking at a lot of time in the 30's! (deg C, that is) we'll have to compare notes and pics sometime soon.

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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby alanjennings » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:57 am

Hi Steve , that price was for rider and pillion! We go to Ha long bay next on an over night boat then back to Hanoi and home.Enjoy India!! See you in Portugal!?
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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby alanjennings » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:44 am

2000 limestone islands a bit bleak and only scrub on them.Only fisherman live here permanently on floating viilages on old oil drums! The boat was a palace!! The food was " Gordon blue" !! Back to Hanoi for a day then flying home! Next trip Portugal :D
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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby Tommy RE » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:03 pm

Blimey Alan,

You and your good lady don't half go in for this globetrotting lark. you're in for a rude awakening when you get home its bloody freezing :shock:

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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby alanjennings » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:49 am

Good news on " popsie" then!! Nice 25 c. here this morning!
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Re: How about Vietnam for a holiday?

Postby MikeM. » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:19 am

Minus two and snow laying at one am in deepest St John’s, Woking. Right wall’s driving at 20 mph because a bit of snow on the road🌨🌨🌨☃️

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