Vietnam in a Blur!! June 19th 2009 It took a good four hours uphill ride from our lovely camp on the Nam Noua to finally catch sight of the border check post through the thick foliage that covered the hills. So far this was the most exciting border crossing. The road again was terrible as always made worse by passing heavy trucks that caused mini dust storms each time they thundered past us engines rumbling from the effort. My les ... read more
Asia » Vietnam The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
Born in Shillong, a small hill station in the rather obscure part of North East India. Met friend and companion from Bergerac, a rather distinguished small town in the South of France renowned for it's fine wines. Me, a little weary of my stint as Jockey beaming down dribble through satellite radio and him of his yearly business forays into India. Sharing a healthy passion for the outdoors and outdoor living we turned talk to do. A hike here, a trek there and we soon took up the challenge of a long nourished desire; travel to the high plains of Mongolia.
I have never cycled long distance b... full info