Article: Riding the HCM Trail

Riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail in 2013 was very much my introduction to what is generally referred to as "adventure motorcycling" - a vague term that seems to have many definitions... For me it means traveling by motorcycle to somewhere you would … [Read more...]

Riding the HCM Trail – Paradise Cave

The sixth day of our journey down the Ho Chi Minh Trail took us in to north-central Vietnam and the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, near the border with Laos. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is located on top of one of the … [Read more...]

Riding the HCM Trail – Vinh to Phong Nha

Riding the HCM Trail from the coastal town of Vinh on the Gulf of Tonkin, to Phong Nha near the Laotian border, takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of North Vietnam. The incredible karst limestone formations and … [Read more...]

Riding the HCM Trail – Mai Chau to Vinh

After the excitement of heading out from Hanoi with Charlie Boorman, and the overnight stay in the stilt houses of Mai Chau, it was time to get in the saddle of the Russian Urals and do some real riding over the mountains to the city of Vinh, near to … [Read more...]

Riding the HCM Trail: Stilt Houses of Mai Chau

It's one thing to plan a big adventure, but it's quite another when the day of reckoning finally arrives and it's time to ride that Russian Ural out in to the Vietnamese traffic for the first time... But there we were in the car park of the Ho Chi … [Read more...]

Riding the HCM Trail – Blue Dragon’s Mission

The penny did not really drop until the second day... All that stuff about street kids in Vietnam seemed a bit abstract until we visited Blue Dragon's headquarters to meet the staff, volunteers and most importantly - some of the kids … [Read more...]