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Road trip from Hanoi - Sapa; advice needed!

  • guyedwin

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    10th February, 2009
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    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!

    -Guide
    Are guides essential? How much do they cost on average? Where can we get them?

    -Itinerary
    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?

    -Sanitation
    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?

    -Road/Traffic Conditions
    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 Posted: 20/2/2009 - 10:05

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