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Vietnam 26/3/16 to 9/4/16


Tribey, Gavinski and myself are going playing in the hills in Northern Vietnam. First week is HERE then second week we ar making up as we go but hopefully Laos.

You can follow us on the SPOT. You might need to zoom out a bit on the spot and it will be live from Saturday.

 



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Following with interest - Vietnam/Laos is next on our list. Are you having a guide, or making your own way? If guided, who are you with?

Looking forward to seeing your progress,

Alex



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Big T wrote:

Following with interest - Vietnam/Laos is next on our list. Are you having a guide, or making your own way? If guided, who are you with?

Looking forward to seeing your progress,

Alex


 Decided to go it alone ......... well 3 of us but no guide. The guides are cheap enough but just wanted to go it alone rather than be shepherded.



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Do you rent traillies? We found the XR250's to be more than adequate, and comfortable in Cambodia. Anything more may be too much hard work unless you stick to decent roads. What do you think?



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Do you rent traillies? We found the XR250's to be more than adequate, and comfortable in Cambodia. Anything more may be too much hard work unless you stick to decent roads. What do you think?


 We are hiring Yamaha's XTZ 125's and are doing as much off road as possible.



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Have a great trip Nick. Hope you have packed a spare inner tube mate!!winkbiggrin



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This is what we have hired Yamaha XTZ 125 2015 models 13 days hire £202. From Flamingo Travel 

Yamaha xtz 125 2015.jpg

 

Here is the hire shop garage :) 

Flamingo Travel Workshop.jpg



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Have a great trip nick, very jealous. The bikes look the business, but as Paul says, don't forget basic tools and spare tube.

looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back. 



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Hanoi (rush hour?) to Halong Bay......I bet you' feel you've aged ten (fifteen) years already. It just gets better quieter the further north to the Chinese border you head. Beautiful country and great people, have a SuperTrip.

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Just resurrecting an old post to add some recent received information.

Following our trip in 2016 and Nicks presentation in September, I received the following email from the UK Gov website today, which may affect peoples plans to complete a similar journey, although the vast majority of tourists who ride bikes in Vietnam havent got a UK bike licence let alone an IDP, it appears they will no longer recognise the IDP and you will have to take a test, which as a UK resident on a short stay holiday in Vietnam, is totally impracticable

Vietnam travel advice

04-12-2017 10:52 AM GMT
Safety & security section (Road travel) as of December 2017, the Vietnamese authorities have advised that British issued International Driving Permits (IDPs) are not accepted in Vietnam; if you want to drive a car or motorcycle in Vietnam youll need to get a Vietnamese driving licence


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Tribey wrote:

Just resurrecting an old post to add some recent received information.

Following our trip in 2016 and Nicks presentation in September, I received the following email from the UK Gov website today, which may affect peoples plans to complete a similar journey, although the vast majority of tourists who ride bikes in Vietnam havent got a UK bike licence let alone an IDP, it appears they will no longer recognise the IDP and you will have to take a test, which as a UK resident on a short stay holiday in Vietnam, is totally impracticable

Vietnam travel advice

04-12-2017 10:52 AM GMT
Safety & security section (Road travel) as of December 2017, the Vietnamese authorities have advised that British issued International Driving Permits (IDPs) are not accepted in Vietnam; if you want to drive a car or motorcycle in Vietnam youll need to get a Vietnamese driving licence

 Just to update the last post, in case anyone is researching ahead of their own trip, the advice has changed, to requiring an IDP again.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/vietnam/safety-and-security#Road-travel

As of 28 March 2019, if you wish to drive cars or ride motorbikes in Vietnam you willl need to present your UK driving licence and a UK-issued International Driving Permit (IDP). If youre a long term resident in Vietnam, you can qualify for a Vietnamese driving licence with a diplomatic ID, temporary residence card or residence card validity for 3 months or more and also a valid UK driving licence or UK-issued IDP. Applications for a Vietnamese driving licence can be made at the local offices of the Department of Public Works and Transportation.

 



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