23 days in Vietnam

Discussion in 'Vietnam - Motorcycle Trip Report Forums' started by Pauche, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    Done the trip on bus, boat, train, and motorbike in 23days, from the South to the North. Less talk, more pics, here they are:

    #1 - Cao Dai Great Temple in Tay Ninh
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    #2 - During prayers in the Cao Dai Great Temple
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    #3 - Tank at the Cu Chi Tunnel
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    #4 - Common form of transportation in Vietnam
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    #5 - Cai Rang Floating Market
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    #6 - Vintage truck
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    #7 - Vegetable seller at Cho Vinh Long
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    #8 - Restaurant in My Tho
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    #9 - Beautiful sky in Dalat
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    #10 - Number 6 Village & Lady Mountains
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    #11 - Kho minority people in Tanung Village
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    #12 - Crazy House
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    #13 - Roses for export
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    #14 - Dalat Flower Festival
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    #15 - Dalat Flower Festival
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    #16 - Dalat Flower Festival
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    #17 - Dalat Flower Festival
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    #18 - Dalat Flower Festival
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    #19 - During sunset in Dalat
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    #20 - After sunset in Dalat
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    #21 - At night in Dalat
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    #22 - Valley of Love
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    #23 - Ve Tham Quan
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    #24 - Datanla Waterfalls
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  3. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    #25 - Nha Trang Beach
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    #26 - Nha Trang Beach
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    #27 - Nha Trang Beach
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    #28 - Whole Family on board
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    #29 - Hoi An, a contemporary of Macau & Melaka
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    #30 - Life in Hoi An
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    #31 - Japanese Bridge
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    #32 - My Son Holyland
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    #33 - My Son Holyland
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    #34 - Sunset in Hue
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    #35 - At the Demiliterised Zone, the Hien Luong Bridge spreads across the Ben Hai River, seperating South & North Vietnam.
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    #36 - The Rockpike Mountains in the background
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    #37 - Dakrong Bridge at Highway 9
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    #38 - An old shop in Hue
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  4. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    #39 - Mai Chau Valley
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    #40 - Old lady at Moc Chau
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    #41 - Kiddy on a bull
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    #42 - Valley near Tuan Giao
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    #43 - Valley near Tuan Giao
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    #44 - Bunker of Colonel de Castries at Dien Bien Phu
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    #45 - Tram Ton Pass
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    #46 - Tram Ton Pass
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    #47 - Tram Ton Pass
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    #48 – At the edge
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    #49 – Catcat Village
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    #50 – Waterfall at Catcat Village
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    #51 – Waterfall at Catcat Village
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  5. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    #52 – Peacock at the Ho Chi Minh Museum
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    #53 – Temple of Literature
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    #54 – Charming smile
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    #55 – Hoa Lu
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    #56 – Under the cave in Tam Coc
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    #57 – Hanoi Opera House
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    #58 – Hang Thien Cung Limestone Cave
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    #59 – Halong Bay
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    #60 – Fruits seller
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  6. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    And here are my favourite shots.... the kids!

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    #62
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    #63
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    #64
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    #65
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    #66
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    #67
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    #69
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    #72
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    #73
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    #75
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    #76
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    #77
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    #78
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    #79
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    And the final pic...... the baby gangster! :lol:
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  7. Lightemup

    Lightemup Ol'Timer

    Good photography, thanks for sharing.

    What equipment did you use?
     
  8. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    canon 40D :p
     
  9. burnjr

    burnjr Ol'Timer

    nice photo bro
     
  10. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    thanks.... just sharing some photos of the colourful country. :D
     
  11. Indochine

    Indochine Member

    I inaugurate my GTR forum membership with my compliments for your very fine photography. Thanks for all the details with each image, too. Gives me inspiration to get out into the countryside when I land this fall for a lengthy stay in VN. I've only been in Ha Noi and Sai Gon, much to the dismay of my Viet friends here back home in Canada. I'll recover some face when I can tell them of my upcountry adventures. :lol:

    A Canon 40D, eh? Do you have a selection of lenses or were you using one of the zoom lenses? And what range was it? Thanks.
     
  12. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    thanks for the compliments.....

    I'm using a 40D with a 17-50 and a 70-200. what setup are you on? hope to see your adventure in pics too.... :p
     
  13. Rhodie

    Rhodie Ol'Timer

    Really great pix Msr Pauche.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Bravo!
     
  14. bogster75

    bogster75 New Member

    GREAT PICS PAUCHE,,,very nice....u r a Pro....
     
  15. scot harper

    scot harper Ol'Timer

    Mate the colour and detail of the pics were great, I'm of to Vietnam at the end of the year, so looking forward to seeing and capturing the moment as you did...Thanks scott
     
  16. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    thanks for the compliments.... :D
     
  17. Indochine

    Indochine Member

    thanks for the compliments.....

    I'm using a 40D with a 17-50 and a 70-200. what setup are you on? hope to see your adventure in pics too.... :p
    You're very welcome. The answer to the equipment question remains to be decided. After seeing your pix and those on ADVRider.com RRs, I've come to the conclusion I can't just shoot with my recently new Canon SD850is. I'll miss so much because it has no reach. There's new Rebel XSI out soon. My budget will restrict me to that level, plus one zoom lens.

    Question:
    maybe you can point out a thread discussing renting of mcycles in SEA, VN in particular. Most of the info on foreign tourists renting bikes has been discouraging so far. I would have liked to ride in China but it doesn't seem possible. I like to be as legal as possible. But maybe my six-month visa for VN will give me enough clout to get me all legal on licence and insurance. Anyway, I don't know enough. Thanks!
     
  18. Pauche

    Pauche Ol'Timer

    In Vietnam, I think the most reliable rental place would be Cuong's. He is definitely a nice person. Look for him instead of his brother. His honda 125cc bikes are US$10 per day, a little more than the other shops around Hanoi, but they have customised racks for you to strap you luggages. He also has some 250 dirt bikes (can't remember the rates).

    I did the NW loop to Sapa, and put the bike on the train back to Hanoi. The view of Tram Ton pass just before Sapa is amazingly great. Most of the roads are in good condition except the section from Sonla to Dien Bien Phu (in Dec 2007) which was muddy and bumpy.

    Hope this helps!
     

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