Vietnam motorbike diaries – Day 8 (Nha Trang to Da Lat)

I was in Hoi An and took a sleeper bus with my bike on the bus, till Nha Trang. That’s about 500 kms and saves about 3 days of riding on the bike. There’s nothing much to see in between so the 45$ ride seemed worth it. 


After reaching Nha Trang in the morning at 5, I rode straight to Dalat which is 140kms away. The ride was excellent and again had a lot of scenic views. I didn’t know about this. 


Riding with the sunrise felt great! And the pic where you see clouds on the ground seemed pretty mystical. 

In other shitty news, after reaching my hostel (Nice Bee), I realized that I dropped my iPod in the bus. Oh the horror of it. Frankly, I didn’t use it much and it was a gift but it was still handy. 

Later in the evening after having lunch and deciding to head out to view a few spots, I found out that I lost my hat as well. It most likely tore off the backpack, where I hang it. I fricking loved my hat! It was from decathlon and I loved the shade that it gave to my face. There isn’t even a decathlon in Vietnam and Cambodia so I can’t even rebuy one. I was quite pissed with this and slept through the afternoon to mourn the loss. 

Anywho, what’s done is done. I’m here 3 nights and there’s a bunch of stuff to see. I already bought a cheap 2$ Vietnamese replacement for my hat. Life is good again. Probably.  

Vietnam motorbike diaries – Day 7 (Danang to Hai Van to Hoi An)

Da Nang – Son Tra mountains – Hai Van – Hoi An

Distance: 200 kms

It was fantastic weather today!! And the view of the city was amazing from spots on top. I just stayed one night in Da Nang but the city was amazing. 


Since the weather was sweet, I decided to go back through Hai Van pass to enjoy the views. It was rewarding to drive the extra 60-70 kms. 


I then drove to Hoi An after eating at that cool vegetarian restaurant again. These are the views from my hostel/Homestay: 


And there’s the light festival going on in Hoi An. Interesting and quite busy.