Vietnam


Saigon to Hanoi on two Honda Blades!
We did it! 4000km+ on two Honda Blades over five weeks. All the ups and downs you’d expect with a couple of unexpected ones too…     Our Route Put simply, it was the classic Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. In reality there was some loop-dee-looping and back tracking […]

The Blade Diaries #7 | The Big One!


Here in Hanoi
Our six week of adventure through Vietnam ended in the bustling city of Hanoi. We navigated our way through the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, sampled the huge variety of food on to offer and took some time to relax and reflect on a rollercoaster of a trip!  

Here in Hanoi


Here in Sapa
Having said goodbye to our bikes in Hanoi, it was time to catch an overnight train to Sapa. After five weeks sitting on bike, we treated ourselves to a little bit of luxury and had booked a private VIP cabin. Feeling like we were on our way to Hogwarts, we […]

Here in Sapa



The Blade Diaries #6 : Cat Ba and Halong Bay
  Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and looking at the postcards, it is stunning. Some people we spoke to told us that we must go whilst others said that it had been ruined by so much tourism and litter and recommended we skip it.   We decided to […]

The Blade Diaries #6 : Cat Ba and Halong Bay



The Blade Diaries #5 : Phong Nha to Hanoi
  The days working up to our caving trek had been long, wet riding days and had left us weary. But after much sweating, swimming and staring at the gorgeous landscapes we left Phong Nha feeling re-energised. It helped that out butts had been given a good rest too!     […]

The Blade Diaries #5 – Phong Nha to Hanoi




The Blade Diaries #4 : Hoi An to Phong Nha 1
  The next leg of our journey did not start well.   We had 260km to cover from Hoi An to Khe Sahn and it rained for approximately 253 of them!   The downpour wasn’t heavy enough to stop us driving, but it was a constant mist of fine rain that […]

The Blade Diaries #4 : Hoi An – Phong Nha


The Blade Diaries #4 : Hoi An to Phong Nha
A remote drive along the Western Hoi Chi Minh road ending in the stunning Phong Nha. This was probably the most dramatic and beautiful landscape we encountered in Vietnam.  

Videos from Vietnam #4 : Hoi An to Phong Nha



The Blade Diaries #3 : Hoi An and the Golden Loop
Hoi An     We fell in love with Hoi An.    We’d heard it was beautiful but all the lanterns, the narrow streets and old buildings, the bridges over the river, the music playing through the streets.. it was all too much!   It is very touristy but for […]

The Blade Diaries #3 : Hoi An and the Golden ...



The Blade Diaries : Dalat to Hoi An
  When we planned our drive up the south Vietnamese coast,we pictured mornings on sunny coastal roads and afternoons spent enjoying ice creams and cold beers on sandy beaches.   So as we were standing on the side of the road, 30km from the nearest town with a flat tyre […]

The Blade Diaries #2 : Dalat to Hoi An