My travel partner and I are planning a road trip from Hanoi to Sapa on a Minsk bike in the first week of March. We need advice on the following points from veterans of motorbike pilgrimages!
Are guides essential? How much do they cost on average? Where can we get them?
We'll be following closely to this guy's trip - http://kiwinhanoi.blogspot.com/2005/09/hanoi-to-sapa-by-motorbike_19.html Any other alternative recommendations?
We're not vaccinated for Hep A, typhoid and so on. Will this be a concern while staying in rural villages? Should we bring medication such as iodine tablets for water purification?
I only have the basics of riding taught by friends. No regular riding experience. Is this enough?
Other important things to note? Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
#1 guyedwin has been a member since 10/2/2009. Posts: 4