Motor Bike Tour of Hue Vietnam

If you ever get to Vietnam, never forget to take a tour on a motor scooter driven by a local. Many of the touristy areas have them but make sure they last a good 3-4 hours, as you get to see lots of city sights and often venturing out to the countryside where you see the agriculture activity that keeps the city markets alive. Call Lyn today to make your holiday to Vietnam a reality.  0418 1858 50. #greynomads

Insider Journeys to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Insider Journeys has some great itineraries for you to explore. We did a trip through this region in 2016 and found some delightful people and a lot of delicious food. The scenery was busy with many motor bikes with very ‘game’ riders. To see a live beast on the back of a motor bike is something to behold; just saves getting a truck to do the transport for you.

Click on this link to view the brochure and then call Lyn on 0418 1858 50 if you have questions and to make your booking.

Insider Journeys to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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The Vietnamese say that the map of their country resembles the bamboo pole with huge baskets balanced at each end that they use to carry goods to market.

The Vietnamese say that the map of their country resembles the bamboo pole with huge baskets balanced at each end that they use to carry goods to market.

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Home Stay – Sapa Valley Style

Staying in someone else’s home is always a bit daunting. You don’t know whether the floor creeks so loud, that the householders wake up, and you’re always afraid you just may not find the light switch once you find the bathroom. But think of doing that in a completely different country; like Vietnam and, in the famous Sapa Valley.

After the long muddy walk down into the base of the valley, in the rainy season, you meet your hosts and chat a little. In our case, the hosts didn’t know any English and we, of course didn’t know any Vietnamese.  Fortunately, our guide was Vietnamese and was able to translate for us in our conversation with the members of the family.

The host’s elderly mother was using a grinding wheel to crush homegrown rice to make spring rolls for the evening meal. The little daughter was amused as I took video of her and her pets and then showed the moving pictures from the camera.

Take a moment to think of all the luxuries we have in a western world and mull over the idea of enjoying a home stay experience in Vietnam yourself for your next holiday. Then come in to see Lyn and get more information on how to get to this little village in the amazing Sapa Valley.


111006 Hue Motor Bike Tour

At the end of our group tour in 2011, 90% of the folk voted the 5 hour Motor Bike Tour in Hue as their most exciting experience of the trip. There were various stops along the way but one of the interesting stops was when we visited a lady who was making a traditional hat. She had been affected by the agent orange sprayed during, what the Vietnamese call, the American War. Parts of her limbs and digits were missing or not working properly, but this did not prevent her taking up this ancient art. You’ll have to do the tour to see her.

Here’s just a 2 minute taste of the motor bike tour.