Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A (Cycle) Tour of 'Nam

Vietnam

You weren't there man, you weren't there!

But I was.

15 guys, most of us on carbon fibre road bikes, cycling from Hanoi in the North of Vietnam to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the South. We were loosely following the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a network of trails used by the Vietcong during the Vietnam War (or the American War, as it's known there) to get troops and supplies from the North to the edge of Saigon. Fortunately for us, though, we were following the roads and not the jungle trails!

A film crew was also tagging along to document our exploits both on and off the bike and below you can see an early edit of some of the footage done unofficially by one of the cameramen, Andy.


Cycling through VIETNAM from andy Vu on Vimeo.

I was keeping a journal through the trip, so over the coming weeks I'll be adding blog articles documenting my two weeks cycling in Vietnam. There are a lot of pictures floating around of the trip, so I'll try and add those as well as some of the videos that we took (sadly, none as good as the work done by the film crew).

If you're considering doing a cycle tour, or you just want to visit a fantastic country, I can't recommend Vietnam highly enough and hopefully the stuff that gets posted up on here in due course will convince you of that.

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