Category Archives: Vietnam

Hanoi

Feb 20 to Mar 1, Hanoi During this time I was in Hanoi for six days, with trips to Halong Bay and Sapa interspersed.  In all I will have spent eight nights in Hanoi and have come to really enjoy … Continue reading

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Halong Bay

Feb 22,23 Halong Bay As I start this note I am sitting with a bottle of wine looking out at the cliffs of one of the 2000 Karst pinnacles sticking out of the South China Sea in the UNESCO World … Continue reading

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Train, Hanoi

Feb 18-20, Train Saigon to Hanoi (31 hrs) I took a cab from the Spring Hotel to the Train Station at about 9:00 pm.  The train pulled into the station at about 9:50; it had about 20 cars, I think … Continue reading

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Saigon Visit

Feb 11-18, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) 40 km Arriving in HCM on the 11th a bit after noon and leaving late in the evening on the 18th gave me a good week to get to know this city of 8.25 … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Feb 10, Gia Ray – 115 km Leaving Mui Ne at 6:30 was pleasant and cool.  Being a beach area there was very little traffic; it seems beach communities are late night not early morning places.  But soon I was … Continue reading

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Mui Ne

Feb 3-5, Nha Trang -70+20km After the hot exhausting day riding into Van Gia it was very pleasant leaving.  I got away at about 6:30 into a dark, windy day.  I was a bit worried that it may rain, but … Continue reading

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Nha Trang

Jan 31, Tuy Hoa  100 km Leaving Quy Nhon was going to be a bit of adventure.  It was not yet 7:00 and the road was only sparsely used and so I was a bit anxious that my chosen path … Continue reading

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Hue, Hoi An, My Son and South

Jan 24,25 Hue After riding all day in the rain to get here, and then having all of my clothes washed I was not looking forward to getting out more in the rain.  But that is what I had to … Continue reading

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Cycle to Hue

Jan 18 Ninh Binh – 95 km At breakfast in Hanoi I decided at the last minute to change my moving on plans.  I would follow Hwy # 1 south towards Ninh Binh, rather than head inland along the potentially … Continue reading

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