Hanoi to Saigon
08 Nov 2016 — 03 Dec 2016
Amazing as it was, my Philippine road trip was just a dry run for the bigger ride I had been planning from the start: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh.
And so, a month after returning from the Cebu-Manila loop in one piece, I was on a plane to Hanoi. I bought a motorcycle, met up with two guys from Couchsurfing, and we set off on a 1500km ride (like ya do).
The three weeks that followed were a revelation. I knew next to nothing about Vietnam going in, and every turn brought a stunning tableau, every day a new adventure. It was a brief three weeks, but one packed with shenanigans and bonds with people I’d remain in touch with (and occasionally see) for years to come.