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Feb 5, 2018 - Hoi An to Kon Tum

Our first day of proper driving. We were escorted from Hoi An and soon had to stop when the escort car at the front stopped. However, the escort was only temporary and soon disappeared. It took a while to clear the outskirts of Hoi An but we were then in the countryside and enjoying seeing people go about their lives - usually on a scooter. Swallows were swooping over the paddy fields. Animals were everywhere. New driving skills were necessary! Coffee was in a cafe with small plastic chairs which seem to be the norm. At the end of the...

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Feb 21, 2011 - 3. Tag Motorradtour (170 km) Kahm Duc - Kon Tum

Wir fahren heute wieder durch wunderschoene Berge, zum Teil durch dichten Nebel, trinken unterwegs Tee und Kaffee und futtern mitgebrachte Fruechte. Wir kurven ueber die Hoh-Chi-Mingh-Strasse. Wir passieren viel Kaffee-Plantagen, die Blueten riechen sehr stark und gut. Die Gegend hier ist sehr bekannt fuer ihren guten Kaffee. Er schmeckt wirklich sehr gut. Nach drei Tagen Tour ist heute wiedermal Haare waschen angesagt. Nach dem Nachtessen sitzen wir in der Holliwood-Schaukel vor dem Hotel. Hai und Anh fahren ploetzlich los, sie muessen...

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Dec 25, 2009 - A Christmas to remember

Well we woke up this morning without too many bed bug bites - which was a nice surprise!! We went up to breakfast, picturing a large spread of fruit (as we would get at home on Christmas morning) only to be disappointed by a hotel that did not even have a working toaster!! Anyway, we had a piece of bread with some peanut butter (which we supplied ourselves, having found it on the streets of Hanoi). Due on the bus leaving at 8am and our restless sleep of the night before, we needed some Christmas Spirit! Having downloaded her Christmas CDs...

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Mar 14, 2007 - North to Kon Tum

We were up for sunrise, so that we could go and see Vietnam's biggest waterfall (which we were supposed to go to the previous night, but due to exhaustion we didn't). I'm not sure whether Son meant that it was the country's highest or widest waterfall (it didn't seem that big - but then I now have a habit of comparing waterfalls to Iguazu Falls and not much compares to them), but it was reasonably wide I suppose! From there we drove on up the road back to Buon Me Thuot and then north on the Kon Tum road. There's not much specific to see on...

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Geraint's World Trip

Aug 25, 2006 - VIETNAM: Kon Tum

Kon Tum was a great little stop in the highlands. A place rarely visited by tourists. I decided to take a slightly different route from typical tourist trail and was lucky enough to meet German Flo who fancied the adventure too. So we made a rough plan of our 4 days and hit the road. After many language issues and number of local buses in all directions we eventually arrived in Kon Tum pretty exhausted. The city itself was not particularly exciting but we were here to see the surrounding villages and their minorities. On arrival at The...

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Feb 4, 2006 - To Kon Tum

04 February - To Kon Tum I woke early to torrential rain, but fortunately by 0800 it had stopped I briefly chatted to Alain at breakfast, having said goodbye to Rene who went off at 0830 for a bus to Nha Trang. Alain gave me his e mail address as wants to read my website, and I had told him I would be interested to see how his relationship goes. Went looking for a shop set up for disabled children recommended by LP, but it appeared to have closed down, and then to a bakery which didn't appear to be a bakery any more. So much of the...

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Oct 24, 2005 - Born to be wild - day 3

Day 3 - The Long Road North Day 3 was the sorest of all the days, and we covered 250km at least, to get to Kun Tom. We didn't really stop too much along the way, apart from for lunch, and to see 'Sea Lake' which was extremely big, and very beautiful. The scenery along the way wasn't all that great either, although we did see a couple of snakes - the first of which i saw about a second before we ran it over! It looked like a piece of plastic tubing laid across the road, but then just as we were about to hit it I realised what it was. i think...

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Aug 30, 2005 - Central Highlands, Vietnam

Okay...so I just got to Hoi An, which is just south of Danang, after what turned into a 7-day motorcycle trip up from Saigon. I can't begin to list everything I saw- but it was definitely an amazing experience. If I could just find a place that would let me upload my photos... My driver, Wing, turned out to be awesome. I was a little apprehensive at first, but he was extremely cool and I didn't feel uncomfortable at all- which is what I was worried about. He knows people up and down Vietnam. First day we spent touring Dalat- I have never...

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Jun 18, 2005 - Kon Tum (Vietnam)

I've just tried to stick a photo on and it took 20mins and still hadn't uploaded, so I'm afraid that you'll have to wait to see them! We set off quite early this morning (7am) Luu decided that as I had to be back in Bangkok by the end of the month our trip should be compacted into 4 days to give me more time up north. We went to a waterfall first off. It's amazing that there are so many beautiful places in Vietnam hidden away. It's definately been worth doing this trip just for the tucked away places that you get to. Because of all the rain...

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Apr 27, 2005 - Day 3: Buon Ma Thuot to Kon Tum

We set out today on the longest ride of the trip. It is 250 kilometers from Buon Ma Thuot to Kontum. (I know that doesn't seem like much, but these are tough roads with lots of roaming cattle and we are riding on 125cc motorbikes. It was a long day on the bike.) It was interesting nonetheless, as we made our way north. We are 3 days away from the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and the reunification of North and South. As we ride down the highway, numerous billboards serve to advertise the event. Though I can't understand...

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