Monthly Archives: May 2016


Despite arriving in Sapa, our final destination, neither Sanne or I were in particularly good spirits. Once more, I had a broken bike that needed fixing. It was Sanne’s last week away from home and the weather was the total opposite … Continue reading

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A Motorbike Tour

I rolled (quite literally) into the very edge of Sapa town in the north of Vietnam completely bedraggled and close to tears. This was not how I had imagined our arrival to our final destination. Just moments before my bike’s … Continue reading

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A Day in the Hills

  On our first couple of days motorbiking, Sanne and I were wondering if it was worth it. We biked from Hanoi to Haiphong over two days on one of the Highways. The roads were big and busy, the scenery … Continue reading

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Climbing in Catba

On arriving at Haiphong ferry port, after a couple of hours of riding our bikes, we were told that we could not get on a boat with our motorbikes until the next day. Somewhat disappointed, we stood and chatted for a … Continue reading

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Craving an Adventure

The last couple of months have been fun. I have sport climbed a lot in some beautiful places, been cycling and swimming, seen old friends and made new ones…but just recently I have been feeling a little restless. I have … Continue reading

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Vang Vieng

When people first told me about Vang Vieng, back in December 2015, it sounded like my worst nightmare. A bunch of drunk tourists taking trips down the river in tractor inner tubes…? Not my thing. But, I was going through … Continue reading

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Going back

It is strange returning to Mae La Luang after six weeks away. I can’t believe so little time has passed since I was here, and how different the landscape looks. Fire has ravaged the woodland, blackened scars adorn the landscape … Continue reading

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