“Where are you going?”
Solo Trip Journal 56 — Vistas From A Vespa is all about a wonderful trip around Bali. Inside you’ll find:
Have you read STJ55 — Changes and Challenges? It’s the prequel to STJ56, outlining the struggles I go through on arrival in Bali, finding a secret waterfall, and my first motorcycle adventure here.
Tap “Read More” and see Bali in a way you won’t find online or in tourist brochures.
“Dismounting, a local nods in approval as I meme my intentions.”
Solo Trip Journal 55 — Changes and Challenges includes what I’ve been doing the last two weeks in Bali! This highly visual edition includes:
I know the attached PDF files are huge and take a long time to load. I’ve debated a lot about how to make an appropriate change that lets me create a file I can save outside of my web-editing app in case I change providers. The best solution I have right now is to include a link to the PDF version (below) and screen shots of the pages in the document for faster loading (select Read More).
Tap STJ55 — Changes and Challenges for the PDF
Taking a motorbike road trip through Viet Nam is an exciting adventure I’d highly recommend. The country offers beautiful scenery, an array of attractions and presitine beaches. You’ll meet plenty of expats on the road, and at hostels, along the way.
Buying a motorbike is easy, and costs between $200-$600. A “motopacker” is someone who travels by motorbike with only a backpack. Typically, riders in Viet Nam start in the South, at Ho Chi Minh/Saigon and head North to Hanoi, or vice versa. Travelling the national AH1 highway is most common. Navigating between the two cities, without GPS, is easy. The trip will be the ride of your life!
Having travelled over 2,500km in Viet Nam by motorbike, and over 12,500km in China, I’d like to share my first hand knowledge to help you stay safe and be prepared. Keep reading to learn the six items to have, and four rules to know, before your Viet Nam road trip!