Thursday, 20 September 2012
Vietnam- Channeling our inner Clarkson
In week one of our trip Mess and I, along with two Italians ('si parlo italiano, ma ho dimenticato tanto perche ho vissuto in China'), a German and an American took on the famous Hoi Van Pass. If you have watched the Top Gear Vietnam episode this is the part where Jeremy Clarkson starts to embrace his Vespa and enjoy the ride. We took the same road in reverse with a guide, for 20 USD between us (who helped himself to our lunch of freshly caught fish on a lake) and bike hire which included taking our bags from Hue to Hoi An on a bus for 30 USD. Enquire at Hue Backpackers or Hue Easyriders to do this trip.
The experience was an unmissable one when visiting Vietnam, made all the more special for us my the people we met and the incredible weather.