I haven't been so great about updating the blog these past few weeks...I guess we've been having too much fun! Jeremia and I are currently in Thailand, we left Vietnam about a week ago due to an expiring visa and a 2 week long government holiday. Oh well, Thailand has got a lot to offer! We've been island hopping and are visiting a friend while we are here.
With our last two weeks of travel, we plan to soak up all of the sun, ocean and tropical fruits as possible. Despite all of the incredible distractions that Southeast Asia has to offer, we have both been excited to get back home and on to our next journey - moving to New York. We love traveling but it seems that we are both in love with our careers as well. Even on the road we can't help but think about our next steps in life.
But anyway! There is still a lot of adventure to recap and more to come, so I promise to be better about keeping you updated and keeping your eyeballs entertained with our photos.
We spent our last two weeks in Vietnam on an incredible motorcycling adventure from the Mekong Delta up to Hoi An. We wish that we could have completed the journey and made it all the way back up to Hanoi (we've already seen Hanoi but the road between is legendary), but that will have to be an adventure for another day.
Here are 5 reasons why I insist that you purchase a motorbike if you go to Vietnam. Stay tuned for a sensory story of our experience!
5 Reasons Why Motorbikes Are The Best Way To See Vietnam:
1. FREEDOM - Riding motorcycles liberated us from crowded, expensive, stressful tourist buses and allowed us to explore the country on our own schedule.
2. SAVE MONEY - After buying the bikes for $300 each (6 million Vietnamese Dong) we only had to spend on gas and we could go anywhere. No more bus fare, day trip fees, or expensive tourist traps for us!
3. BEAUTY - If you are a lover of nature and spectacular views, a motorbike is the only way to go in Vietnam. We got to see countryside with incredible sights that no tourist route even comes close to. Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail for the best sights.
4. KICKS - I mean, who can resist a little bit of adrenaline every once in a while?
5. SKILLS - I can now boast an ability, not only to drive a manual motorcycle, but also to kick-start it on the go, to traverse a sandy road safely, and to navigate with no gps in the middle of the mountains. Now what charter bus can teach you that?