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Vietnam by Motorbike part 7 – The Far North (+My Unsalted Opinion Of Sapa!)

Now it was just me and Alex and we set out to explore the far north of Vietnam, where few tourists venture. Our plan was to go straight up towards the Chinese border and circle westwards and eventually south, back down to Hanoi. The first destination, Ba Be National Park, was a real treasure. The […]

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How To Get A Thai Motorbike Driver’s License On A Tourist Visa Without A License From Your Home Country

So, I went through this whole process and found there’s so much conflicting, inaccurate or incomplete information about this on the internet, I figured I’d write a blog post. Hopefully it will dispel some confusion and help someone else out, who wants to go through the same process. The process is rather long and arduous, […]

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Vietnam by Motorbike part 6 – Rain & Limestone (Vinh, Ninh Binh, Cat Ba)

Since the distance from Phong Nha to our next destination, Ninh Binh, was to far to travel in one day, we decided to make a stop in Vinh. Vinh is quite a big city, but not at all a destination usually visited by tourists. Which always makes of the most interesting experiences. We ended up […]

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Vietnam by Motorbike part 5 – Making New Friends (Hué, Phong Nha)

After the great drive over the Hai Van Pass and through rice fields, I arrived in Hué. This time, having chosen a hostel near the busy tourist district of town, it was easy to meet some fellow travelers and explore the city together. The city offered some nice choices for food and a bustling nightlife, […]

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Vietnam by Motorbike part 4 – Meeting Old Friends (Hoi An, Da Nang)

Hoi An would be the first place where I’d meet another friend from Chiang Mai, Jack, from Poland. Although he was there for only one night, we had a good time drinking and playing games with fellow travelers at his hostel. The town itself was a huge change from the places I’d visited the days […]

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Vietnam by Motorbike part 3 – The Lone Journey (Buon Ma Thuot & Kon Tum)

It’s been awhile since I’ve last written a new blog post about my journey through Vietnam by motorbike. But it’s for good reason: I’m enjoying it so much, I’ve hardly taken any time to sit down and write! After I left Nha Trang and said goodbye to my friends there, I left the coastal area […]

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Vietnam by Motorbike part 2 – Privetstvuyu from Nha Trang!

No, this is not going to be a blog post in Russian. But if there’s anything you’ll notice immediately upon arriving in Nha Trang, it will be Russians… The place is packed with them, they’re literally EVERYWHERE. Especially in and near the beach, where my friends, and consequently me, were staying. Apparently, the town is […]

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Vietnam by Motorbike part 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Bao Loc – Nha Trang

The journey has begun, and off to a great start it was. After almost missing my flight in Chiang Mai (I arrived in time but failed to check in for an international flight, as I thought it was domestic due to lay-over in Bangkok), I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City as the evening had just […]

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Leaving Chiang Mai, 6 months in Thailand, now what?

I’ve been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand (with a few breaks) for over 6 months now and it’s time to move on. Tomorrow I will be flying to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A new adventure awaits, as I’ll be buying a motorbike (read: scooter, this is South East Asia after all) and crossing the […]

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Laos & Cambodia, Two Weeks Was Too Short…

Yes I’ve had a blast travelling as a backpacker for two weeks. It was a totally new experience for me. Even though I’ve been “travelling” to Chiang Mai, Thailand and have had a few vacations (Pai, Kho Tao, Kho Pah Ngan), this was very different. In Thailand, I hang out with other Digital Nomads: they […]

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