Our start in the morning and welcome to the chaos! Yiehaaa!
Here are so many things to see you can keep the camera running...and that's the same while you are riding!
Michael and Bill...
...and here with Genghis and Georg!
While I took the fotos and the bikes were passing the whole bridge moved
And in the background we see the mountains, our target for the next days!
Genghis having fun..
and the water buffalos as well!
Our restday in Dong Van: After breakfast we went on the Sunday market, just amazing the variety of food, vegetables, roots, spices, meat, fish, clothes, tools...just everything one can buy here and it is THE gathering spot for the locals, specifically for all ethnic groups who live in the mountains around. Very interesting, also for us!
After we went for a motorcycle ride to Lung Cu, the northernmost point in Vietnam.
Michael and Genghis up at the flagtower, in the background China.
A 100 % fit
The buckwheat is blossoming currently
And here our playground for the next two hours...just epic...
...and challenging as well !
for advanced riders only..
Just "wow" our way down to the river
What a ride today guys, well done!!
The landscape at the Ma Pi Leng pass is just stunning!
A Vietnamese travel group fell in love with us and the foto shooting developed )
Georg took their display on his motorbike and soon they discovered )
On our afternoon loop...no way to pass this or...?
For 200.000 VD they carried the scooters over the rocks. Not a bad business idea, but for us a no go.
..and just with bamboo, liana and human power, super the flexibility and mindset!
so, we went on another loop (also WE are creative) but at this point again end of the road or the question this way or this way?
Again we decided for another way over the mountain but also here the "road" developed...
And here our support team arrives. They left the pickup up in the village and come with the scooter to ask for the way and help. We like Asian mentality!
Gathering all information from different sources we decided to proceed
Back on concrete, metal and asphalt after our jungle path! Yiehaaa!
Another adventure day in our motorcycle paradise!
Our breakfast in the morning, simple but good
and again rice terraces...so beautiful, but always hard work behind!
quite relaxed our group today. Cool.
and then these puppies...so cute
Bills sign for water buffalos
at our Dragon fruit stop, so delicious
If a Vietnamese and an American salute side by side...why cannot live our whole world in peace? We should have learned something from the past.
Also the Vietnamese master plan not always works.. supersize roads and empty downtown houses, but luckily in very few places only
Bee larvae for lunch, but for the adventureous only, Bill and Genghis. We got chicken, noodles, tofu and vegetables as well
And after lunch the hammer for the afternoon.
Unbelievable landscape to explore for our senses!
A relatively happy group )
..reaching our todays final destination, Vietnamese biggest waterfalls in Ban Gioc.
Another great day! Thank you!
After all this great scenery we had another beautiful ride thru hilly terrain and rural area...you wouldn't believe but a 100km away from Hanoi, the locals were really fascinated by our big bikes and our faces One has to know which route to take into Hanoi...And of course finally we hit the heavier traffic, but all in all a cool ride to Triumph where we returned our super bikes.
What a great adventure in Vietnam! Thank you Michael, Georg, Genghis and Bill, you made this trip exceptional! Hope to see you again on another adventure!