This is a video on my trip to Central Vietnam with 3 friends on a motorcycle tour.
We flew to Da Nang and started the ride through Hoi An, had a fantastic time swimming in a pristine white beach with crystal clear waters, spending our first night in the small city of Quang Ngai.
The second day, we travelled through the mountains enjoying the switch backs and hair pin turns both uphill and downhill. Majestic landscapes and padi fields dotted the horizon. Rode into the city of Kon Tum and spent the second night there.
Third day, we rode a long ways through forested roads and bumpy unfinished roads. Stopping briefly at an off-road trail that opened into a stunning valley. The town we spent the night in was hipsterific! Young people flocked to this town in droves in search for work, as such, most of the establishments there were very hip! We ate at a restaurant with guitars everywhere, drank coffee at a cafe that had motorcycles hanging everywhere! This town is known as Buon Ma Thuot.
We rode the final leg to the beach town of Nha Trang, making stops to enjoy the hammock cafes along the way. After riding approximately 800km through less than ideal roads, facing death head-on on a few occasions, it felt good to take a day off before flying home. So we did.
Staying in Ho Chi Minh city for a day, we recorded the music you heard in this video off the street! There were these old war veterans that were just enjoying their food and beer, playing tunes from a borrowed guitar (likely the restaurant’s), singing to their hearts’ content. We happily recorded it all and bought them a plate of cockles in appreciation!
There’s so much that happened on this trip, it was as much a journey of self discovery as it was a thrilling seeking adventure. I had to keep the video short but in total we had 128GB of HD video to sift through!
My Fullcount x Signet 1109 PH took a beating out there. With gravel, sand, mud, tar, etc, splashed all over it while riding between towns. Good way to start it’s first month into the HWDC though.
Onto more adventures! What have you done with your denim today?