We decided to have little roadtrip in the end of April as then Vietnam had one long holiday, Originally I had a Plan to ride HCMC with my friend but he went to laos week before and after that did not get permission from the wife to go.. There was also meant to be Moto event by Moto Da Nang but as this holiday was so long and lot of people travelled there was no room for 1000+ bikers in the City of Da Nang, so it also got postponed few months, but we still decided to move one with our plan but added Nha Trang also on the list. We were supposed to leave on the morning of 26th, but I got call day before that we will start rolling on 27th instead as one girl could not leave Hanoi before Monday. Day 1 Hanoi - Quang Binh (Phong Nha) Woke up 6am and lucky I did pack the bike late last night! weather was nice and cool, and no rain. met others 2 riders near BigC, a guy with Yamaha R1 and a girl with pink Ducati monster, while to get third guy we had to drive his house and help him pack few things, he rode Ducati Diavel, from there it was to get something to eat. After that we headed to Thang Long Highway and from there to the HCM Highway. First stop we attracted the crowd.. Next we lost rider on Diavel.. To be found out that he had been stop by the police for riding through red lights.. but no ticket was given as he had connections and made one phone call.. Our plan was to ride to Hue on first day but delays on the road and late leaving from Hanoi made us to stop in Quang Binh. Day 2 Quang Binh - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An. After finding the hotel late in the evening we started in the “early” morning 7am as two other riders arrived to join our group. Again breakfast time, after this time to head more south. Stopping on some cemetery for praying, what made me nervous as there was lot of traffic police, there is something that makes me feel uncomfortable in the presence of this many police. URL=http://s208.photobucket.com/user/Kitewaldo/media/Tiny%20long%20waydown/IMG_0875_zpsyuse6cs7.jpg.html][/URL] It seems backpacks will not take hot exhaust fumes from R1 very good.. lost few tools and bits. Stopping over one of our riders family home for lunch, its starting to get hot now! From Hue to Hai Van pass roads are not very good, but it’s not too bad ride! Top of the Hai Van pass, we met some fellow riders from Hue. Next stop Da Nang, meeting people and waiting riders to continue to Hoi An and to hunt hotel as almost all places were fully booked. Day 3&4 Da Nang Lemongrass homestay in Hoi An! very clean and nice place little off the main road. Before heading to Da Nang we spend day in Hoi An. Main culprit who could not decide if we go to Nha Trang or not in the blue shirt.. MC lipstick angels. :lol-sign: Hotel outside. Not too bad looking room, but not that cheap. 1,7 million per night. 80usd.. These day's were spend on Da Nang, in two different hotel, well first was not even hotel as it was local "motel" what wanted for me extra 200.000VND to go register my staying to the police! Needless to say we moved out there next day to more upscale hotel next to the beach! Hotel manager had this big custom bike also, he even let us wash the bikes in front of the hotel on the morning of our departure towards Nha Trang We did try to watch local fireworks show but it started to rain so we went local coffee place to sit and wait the rain. Day 5 Finally decision had been made to push to Nha Trang. we were originally to take this trip via HCM highway, but unfortunately navigation error sent us to QL1A..... WARNING! stay away from this road!! unless you ride something in line of motard or enduro bike! with sport bike/naked it is a bitch! when there is asphalt its in horrible condition... there are more road works going on that road that I can remember!! and yes.. new asphalt is great! too bad that there is too little of it! in the end it took us nearly 11h, as again we did set of from Da Nang too late, and had to ride at night time also. my front end did take a beating on that section of the road! Heading towards Nha Trang Side of the road having some drinks.. not too bad at this point. About 150km to go! people started to be tired! and sure enough one of the Ducati refused to start.. lucky only blown fuse what we could replace. It got so hard that even my GoPro suction cup nut got lost, and as you can see road was pretty dusty too!