Well the time has come to see Vietnam! An idea starts with a spark, the spark grows to a fire. Travelling is the same way, it starts with an idea and things happen from there! Being that this trip was unplanned for the most part and a random adventure, why not make it more random by buying a motorbike and travelling a country on that bike! My great idea led me to some amazing experiences and some dangerous situations at the same time! Upon arriving in Vietnam, I set out to buy a motorbike, my 3rd day in the country I ran across a bike and bought it! I then
Thailand is full of excitement! Never a dull moment in this country, unless you get stuck in the commercialized metropolis of Bangkok and never get out! On a tour of the countryside, I got in a cage with tigers, rode some elephants, and even got picked up by one! The Kanchanaburi war cemetery is quite a site and is a memorial to all the lives lost in Thailand during World War 2. The railway, dubbed the “death railway” due to all the lives lost by POW’s building it is nearby as well. I am honored to have the freedoms I enjoy today and and proud to be able to travel
Caves are stunning creations. Rock formations are spectacular. Rock formations in the middle of bodies of water can be even more stunning. This is Halong Bay, also called the “descending dragon bay”. Halong Bay is a series of 1969 islands surrounded by over 1500 square kilometers of water. Its huge. No, its enormous! covered in islands, caves, holes, nooks and crannies everywhere. Because of its sheer size and beauty it is a very popular tourist attraction and has been commercialized quite a bit, so be advised if you do come see it, there will be lots of people to see it, whether at the low season or the high season.
Ho Chi Minh/Saigon. Vietnam. Motor bikes. Smiles. Cant say much more about Ho Chi Minh City besides this. Welcome to Vietnam! This is a wonderful country! People are so nice, smiles everywhere, always a helping hand! A truly vibrant, growing and fun city. Ho Chi Minh – Landing The first thing you notice are all the motorbikes. There are thousands of them – they are everywhere – this is truly the land of motorbikes. Zip down the road, go between cars and trucks, weave around pedestrians, its organized madness! You have to be an extremely defensive driver here, always have your “A-game”! Seeing all this excitement, I wanted to be
Cambodia is behind me, here comes Thailand! Cambodia is a beautiful country – I still have a lot to see in the country, I did not have enough time to really see it all. I spent my time only in and around Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, the capitol, was left, plus all around the rest of the country – I have a reason to return! Off to Bangkok, Thailand for a couple days! A vibrant and lively city known as being glorious as if created by angels, the administration center, beautiful temples and glittering palaces, the capitol of Thailand. It is definitley the city of smiles as well! Anywhere you