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    great reading ,thank you for posting.

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    Thank you for a great write up and pictures
    I'll just tighten it a bit more.............

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    Just caught up with this ... great reading and photo's

    Thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky View Post
    Just caught up with this ... great reading and photo's

    Thanks for posting

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    Great read thanks

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    Don't venture into the ride reports section very often, Just seen this and caught up. Great write up and shall be venturing over more often.


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    Very enjoyable reading this write-up, muchos gracias
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    Cracking report, i had not initially realised it's not a current thread, but reports like this are timeless anyway.

    I liked the Fact File format, great stuff.

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    Great report. We’re off to Vietnam (and Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia) in January on a 7 week tour using buses, boats and a few flights. Having grown up with nightly reports of the Vietnam war, or what the Vietnamese call the American war, we’re really looking forward to being there

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    Enjoyed that, did it (the ride report :-) in bite size chunks over a few weeks so now I can finally close the extra UKGSER tab in my browser.

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    Buddy ell, I didn't half enjoy that. Only just stumbled on this . Tidy mun👌

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    Im glad this thread is having a resurgence as thats how I spotted it. Im heading over that way for 12 weeks in about a fortnight and plan to rent a bike in Vietnam. I went for 8 weeks earlier this year to Thailand and Vietnam but only hired bikes in Thailand for 6 weeks. My understanding is that you cant legally rde a bike in Vietnam as a IDP is not accepted and to get a Vietnamese license you need to be a resident in Vietnam. Is that your understanding or am i missing something??

    I went to Saigon, Cu-Chi and the Meekong Delta to Kan Toa whilst I was there and cant reccomend it enough. Like you im planning to start from Hanoi this time and focus on the North before going back to Thailand and Myanmar..... cant wait and this has really got me excited again.

    I know what you mean about the weather over there changing. We got caught in a typhoon which developed in a matter of minutes and I was really worried. There were corrugated steel roofs blowing across the roads in front of us, trees falling down and the debris getting blown onto my knuckles was painful. It went fro sunny to nightmare in about 2-3 minutes and lasted about 20 mins that felt an eternity...... I should write a post of that trip myself.

    Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    Im glad this thread is having a resurgence as thats how I spotted it. Im heading over that way for 12 weeks in about a fortnight and plan to rent a bike in Vietnam. I went for 8 weeks earlier this year to Thailand and Vietnam but only hired bikes in Thailand for 6 weeks. My understanding is that you cant legally rde a bike in Vietnam as a IDP is not accepted and to get a Vietnamese license you need to be a resident in Vietnam. Is that your understanding or am i missing something??

    I went to Saigon, Cu-Chi and the Meekong Delta to Kan Toa whilst I was there and cant reccomend it enough. Like you im planning to start from Hanoi this time and focus on the North before going back to Thailand and Myanmar..... cant wait and this has really got me excited again.

    I know what you mean about the weather over there changing. We got caught in a typhoon which developed in a matter of minutes and I was really worried. There were corrugated steel roofs blowing across the roads in front of us, trees falling down and the debris getting blown onto my knuckles was painful. It went fro sunny to nightmare in about 2-3 minutes and lasted about 20 mins that felt an eternity...... I should write a post of that trip myself.

    Thanks for posting.

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    I’m off in march to ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Min . We are getting Vietnamese driving licences , though IDP was ok earlier this year as you say you now need a driving licence .
    I’ve done the north twice but looking forward to the ride south . Beautiful country . Again thanks for your write up
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