The greatest drive road ..... in the world - Jeremy Clarkson ••••••••••
The #topgear#vietnam special did provide inspiration to our whole multi month motorcycle trip across SE Asia however the trip was much different as 2 guys travelling on their own vs 3 celebrities travelling with a production crew. That being said, some of the statements said by Jeremy were entirely accurate. This road known as the Hai Van Pass was absolutely amazing. Twisty pavement, no traffic and stunning views. A definite highlight of the trip! #haivanpass#discovervietnam#advrider#goldentriangle#wanderlust#motorbikeadventures#beautifuldestinations
Riding a motorbike up/down the Hai Van Pass in 2015 with my mate @2marcusmailbox was an utterly exhilarating & unforgettable experience. Hot coffee at the top of the rather cold mountain was much needed & delicious. As you can see from the bottom photo, one should be wary of heavy traffic in rural Vietnam.
Carried Mom over the Hai Van Pass from Hue to Hoi An. Just kidding! We did Le Family Easyrider (where you ride behind the driver on their motorcycle) and it was the best $58 I've ever spent 👌 among the many fun things we did was visiting this atmospheric collection of old bunkers. These structures were built to be a border crossing between the Champa and Dai Viet Kingdoms and further fortified by the French for the First Indochina War, then by the Americans during the American War. It has excellent views over north and south Vietnam because it is thought of as the centre of the country (more so than the 17th Parallel) - especially because the pass blocks colder air from heading south. As soon as we rode down towards Da Nang and Hoi An, we would feel the warmth and sunshine! 😄 yassss! #lefamilyeasyrider#haivanpass#vietnam#travelgram#travelling#architecture#asia#vietnamwar#history
We left #huế today and we saw the sun again! What a mindshift. And our moods were boosted by delicious #vietnamlocalfood which was kind of fried rice pancake filled with sprouts, topped up by salad and wrapped into rice paper. Who wouldn't love it?! Also we had many cups of #vietnamstylecoffee but the last one was by one level up. It was served in a hot bath so condensed milk was easier to stir into the #coffee . And Jakub tried also #vietnameggcoffee but wasn't very impressed. He found it something like capuccino but with an egg foam instead of a milk. Tomorrow we are going to bike over #haivanpass which is 10km long climb from the sea to over 400m, so we will have a reason to have more coffees and more yummy food!
[CZE] Dneska jsme opustili město Huê a konečně zase viděli sluníčko! Najednou úplně jiná nálada:-) A na přilepšenou jsme navíc ochutnali výborné jídlo - něco jako rýžová palačinka naplněná klíčky, k tomu salát a všechno zamotané do rýžového papíru. Kdo by to nemiloval. Taky jsme měli spoustu kávy. Ale ta poslední byla vyšší level - naservírována v misce s horkou vodou, aby nám během překapávání nestydla a kondenzované mléko se lépe rozpouštělo. Jakub taky zkusil vietnamskou specialitu - kávu s vajíčkem, ale moc ho to nenadchlo. Prý něco jak kapučíno s rozšlehaným a napěněným vajíčkem namísto mléka. Zítra nás čeká slavný Hai Van Pass, 10km do kopce do výšky přes 400m n.m. (momentálně jsme na úrovni moře). O důvod víc mít více kávy a více dobrého jídla.
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