Have recently done a big trip and wanted to confirm the ease with which you can cross borders. I was riding a russioan minsk 125. The one thing you need is the small plastic 'papers' for the vietnamese registered bike. the papers will be in the original vietnamese owners name and this is 100% fine.
I bought it in Saigon and rode north to Hanoi. From here i crossed into Laos at the most northern crossing of Dien Bien Phu. The crossing is easy and the costs are standardised at arround $5 from memory. (one warning: the road on the laos side,60km to nearest town is all rock and dirt. took ages as i had a pillion plus bags. i did 10kph)
From this point i spent a couple wees in laos and mostly used the river network on boats just loading the bike on. costly but relaxing and an effecient method of travel.
after my laos travels i then crossed again in the northern most crossing into thailand. i cant rememebr the name of the town but its the northern most crossing. again was easy to get the bike across legally. You just show papers and passport and get a stamp.
Currently i have the bike in Phuket, Thailand. If anyone wants to do the reverse trip im trying to sell the bike. I have all the appropriate papers to do this, spare parts and a great bike.
im in phuket until the 19th january.
+61 408 466 292
we have had an amazing trip and you can too!
#1 kynanr has been a member since 15/1/2010. Posts: 7