Vietnam motorbike diaries – Day 6 (Hue to Danang)

From: Hue

To: Da Nang

Distance: 100 kms

I was again riding in the rain yesterday for the first part of the trip. Gladly the cities are not too far apart. 

This route passes the famous Hai Van pass. The view is amazing but I could see it only partially for the first part, due to the fog. Still here you go:


Da Nang city is also quite nice. It appears to be safe. Some views from a place called Marble mountains, with an image of Buddha rocking it out:


There was also a neat little show at a bridge called Dragon bridge where the dragon spits out fire and water. 

Felt like a kid jumping into the shower!

I found a vegetarian restaurant that has great food at really cheap prices. Ate twice of what I have normally been eating here. The restaurant is called Ngoc Chi.  These pics are from 2 meals: 

Vietnam motorbike diaries – Day 5 (Khe Sanh to Hue)

From: Khe Sanh

To: Hue

Distance: 160 kms

It was slightly rainy today as well. Took the highway for the latter part of the ride to reach the destination faster. 

Hue seems to be a nice city from the initial looks. Bummed that I am running out of time already. Why is it that I always feel that way even on long trips? Is it just me or is this common? 

I also got some repairs on my motorbike today. Kim Thien mechanics in Hue is supposed to be the best one in the city. 

I am losing about 9$ on every 100 that I spend, due to exchange fees and ATM fees. Crazy stuff. 

Super pissed about eating at this restaurant that charges more on their English menu than the Vietnamese menu. Fuckers. Everything is 20-25% costlier on the English menu. 

I met Mariana again today. I had met her in Saigon on the day that I arrived in Vietnam. I flew North to do a bike trip north to south while she is going south to North. Nice catching up again!