and a really bad road on the Vietnamese side - here the good part
but everyone in a good mode - especially Michael
Eric in Vietnam
Michael ordered a bike wash...
During the pipe explanation of Mr Thanh...
...and Vietnamese coffee enjoyment
Tja...and where is Christian? That's a long story and he would have to tell.
Our roads are getting better and better. I explained at the briefing on this side of the mountain take care of the chips and on the other side it will be "smeary" (means slippery...the road changed completely. A tough ride for tough riders! WOW!
Our earth road up the mountain...
Karl invented this stop and the whole thing developed...
The giant in town... and I am not that tall!
Michael and Karl discovering the baby on the back of the lady wrapped in a scarf
This girl in Edelweiss colors already!
And Karl made the lady sit on his bike...
She had fun!
and the kids obviously too!
making them to astronauts
Trom Tan pass - just amazing views (if one sees something)
Our parking in Sapa. Our approach to the hotel the last half an hour: Interesting! All roads under construction.
No...on the left hand side is my replacement bike for the last 2 days in Laos. Fast help from our local operator. Super job!
Our playground for the next 15 minutes.
The corner before I passed a bus...and they put chains on the tires!
OMG I thought, what will happen now??!!
Then I saw I minivan sliding backwards...
Nothing happened, neither to the people nor to the motorcycles, not even a bruise. It was so slippery that one could not even start with the motorcycle! Amazing roads!
Charlene, thank you for the beautiful picture!
Maybe a 27-28% gradient angle but like ice
Our strong Charlene walking uphill!
Michael got a little bit painted...but we all made it uphill and everyone was in a good mood!
Crossing the Mekong again
Our amazing resort in Pakbeng
Yiehaa, another day in paradise!
Starting with a 140 km offroad section
still trying to find the school in one og the Khmu villages...
And here we go: The kindergarten...just sweet!
the higher grades 4-5th. And all well disciplined. Here in SEA a teacher has a high level in the society. Everyone is looking up to the teacher especially the chidren!
One of the teachers taking over the books and colored pencils we purchased the day before
and after...a pic with the motorcycle, of course!
Thank you for the picture Mark. Cute!
Now it is time to leave
Christian studies the map
Getting stalled again by construction works. So next year we have a beautiful road here...maybe...unpredictable we learned on our journey here! Just one heavy rainfall can make the difference already!
We stopped at another school on the way
Arrival in our nice resort in Chiang Kham, Thailand! We made it!
Safely back in Chiang Mai!
What a great tour with great people (!!!) seeking the real adventure!
That is what we got
See you on next tours!
you all are so lucky to have such a beautiful travel, beautiful trip, beautiful people, beautiful smiles, beautiful landscapes. Of course it´s not that easy to travel with the bikes....But it´s worth travelling, isn´t it? I wish you all a safe beautiful trip further on. You all are great !! Take care !!
Hallo Ursula, Hallo Michaelich freue mich immer wenn Ihr mich auf meinen Edelweisstouren entdeckt. Diese Tour ist so wie alle ein ganz tolles Erlebnis. Alles perfekt, super Guide und Teilnehmer welche perfekt zusammen passen. Würde mich freuen, wieder einmal mit Dir oder Michael zu fahren. Alles Gute und liebe Grüsse. Karl Freudenthaler
Hello Holger nice to meet you here! I see you have an amazing trip to Laos and Vietnam! I wish I could be with you as for now I wish you and the entire group further days full of many more outstanding experiences and as we say safe travels always!