Posted by: Bert and Tania | January 26, 2010

Easy Riders

In Hoi An we met Nam and Mr Hien who convinced us to sign up for a two day motorbike tour of the Central Highlands in Vietnam which turned out to be amazing. Neither of us had been on a motorbike before (apart from when Bert ventured on a moped for a few hours in Thailand in 1997 which resulted in most of his chin being scraped off).

We saw dense jungle (you’d recognise it from the war films), pig farming, buffalo crossing rivers, pineapple plantations (one pineapple per mini tree), how to make rice flour, rice pancakes and rice wine, american memorial, american airstrip, napalmed areas of forest, ancient ruins at My Son, villages, wood deposited on the sides of the road which had been lifted up and carried out of the jungle by 2009 floods, enormous butterflies, micropigs and nanopigs, China beach, the Marble Mountains and generally saw a side of the country we wouldn’t have been able to see otherwise. And we got to hang out with two interesting lovely drivers and chat to them. Oh yeah, and we swam under a waterfall and there were fish in the water eating the dead skin off our feet (like there’s any left!).

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