• Con la donna della tribù dei Karen

    CHIANG MAI-PAI-MAE HONG SON LOOP: A 3-DAY RIDE

    We have been being in Chiang Mai for a few days now, we already visited the temples inside the walls and had a wonderful experience at an elephant sanctuary. Now we get ready to face this glorious loop in north western Thailand, that officially counts 1864 curves! To be honest we didn’t know it was known for the number of its curves, we just wanted to go from Chiang Mai to Pai first, as many people we met suggested us to go. Then we wanted to see Doi Inthanon Park and the peak of Thailand too, so we decided to do the entire way around. Actually the complete famous loop goes…

  • Lung Cu tower

    HA GIANG TO DONG VAN AND BACK, THE HIGHPOINT OF VIETNAM

    Here we go exploring Vietnam’s north end, Ha Giang province, last tourism frontier in growing evolution. HA GIANG The city of Ha Giang, about 70,000 inhabitants, develops along the banks of river Lo. As told in our previous post, the bus from Cao Bang and Bao Lam dropped us south to the city, so we opted for a random guesthouse in the suburbs, as only things we need from this place are a motorcycle and a bed. Powered by 12Go Asia system We plan our next days and as always we are rushing, wanting to see the most possible. We walk out of our place at 7 am, booking another night and leaving our backpacks…

  • HOW TO DRIVE (AND SURVIVE) IN VIETNAM

    A short guide on how to drive, and most of all how to survive to the crazy and wild Vietnam traffic. If you have never ridden a scooter before, this could be the right place to learn, and doing it quickly could be a matter of survival. Whilst for tourists a motorbike is just the easiest and funniest way to move around, for Vietnamese people it means everything: being a car a luxury item that only a few can afford, a scooter is by far the best chance to travel autonomously. In order to drive in Vietnam the prerequisites are: 1. international driving licence; 2. very quick reflexes. We have…