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One Man’s Meat

10,187 km so far. It seems as though the prevailing weather in northern Vietnam in February is cloudy with a chance of mizzle. Another ho hum morning’s ride then, adding a new layer of filth to the bikes we just scrubbed clean less than a week ago, not to mention a lovely mud-splash pattern all […]

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Hurdles and Hoops

10,101 km so far. Resolving our visa difficulty is, unfortunately, a priority today. We were meant to spend the day relaxing with Jane’s parents, moving from a cafe, to the beach, to a walk along the waterfront, to a restaurant for lunch, or something of that nature. Instead, we got up early, dashed off to […]

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Going Right, Gone Wrong

10,036 km so far. All the problems I thought might arise today, didn’t come to pass. We were planning on catching the 9am ferry to Ha Long. I thought our alarm might not go off, or we might not make it all the way across the island in time. I thought maybe the ferry wouldn’t […]

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Cyclists On The Sea

9,999 km so far. Note for app and process nerds: My original post for this day was eaten by the Mac Notes app that we’ve been using to share and edit our posts. So today, I finally bit the bullet and found something (hopefully) better. Simplenote. Here’s to no more lost work! For today, we […]

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Cat Ba-lue

9,999 km so far. Birthday note: We have been thinking about Jane’s parents a lot lately, because we are set to meet them in just a few days. But today especially, we are thinking of them because it’s Jane’s dad’s birthday! Happy Birthday Tom! I’ve been feeling a little Cat Ba-lue the last few days. […]

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If The Price Is Right

9,956 km so far. Got out fairly early this morning, which for us means 9:30am. We still don’t understand how, or why, most cycle tourists start much earlier. Our plan was to head to the ferry dock so we could catch a ride to Cat Ba Island for a few days of rest before my […]

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The Stuff Of Life

9,916 km so far. Air, water, food, sleep. These are the things we need to survive. Today, most of them proved a little difficult for us. The challenges are actually one of the great joys of a trip like this. We learn on a daily basis that life is full of challenges, and with a […]

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Mizzly Drizzly Tasty Mistake: Cycle Touring in Vietnam

9,826 so far. Warning. There is a possibly not suitable for work and/or kids picture below. That just entices you more, doesn’t it? According to Stephen, last night I slept through a horrendous pounding rainstorm. This is the first real rain we’ve had since being in Shanghai, so I suppose it had to happen sometime. […]

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Goodbye China, Hello Vietnam

9,742 so far. When we rolled our bikes off the elevator and into the hotel lobby this morning there were two guys there who were very interested in our set-up. They both spoke English and one of them asked us, “Where are you riding to today?” “Vietnam,” I replied. Since we were only 100 km […]

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Planning For Vietnam

9,239 km so far. Having made the decision last week that we would ride out the Spring Festival in Haikou, we are cooling our heels here for another day. We had been led to expect that Haikou becomes a tourist mad-house for the festival days. Instead, we have found the city half as busy as […]

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