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Ho Chi Minh - Hanoi/Ha long bay

Posted by klaufi on 1/4/2013 at 17:14


We are planning to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in 2-4 weeks by motorbikes.

We only have 50cc licenses, do you think that will be an issue while riding Minsk's/Win's?

Do you think that the time frame is enough for this travel?

Do you have any reccomendations for where to buy the bikes?

Best regards.

#1 klaufi has been a member since 1/4/2013. Posts: 1

Posted by LolaNguyen on 3/4/2013 at 04:32 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hi, I'd be looking more to the 4 week end of your time schedule to cover the entire country especially if you ride a Minsk (unless you get a good one you are most probably going to spend a lot of time getting it fixed). Your licenses won't be valid here so your choice is to apply for a VN license or take out travel insurance that will cover you if you have a motorbike accident here. Your best bet for finding a bike in HCMC is to head straight for the backpacker district and look around for someone that has just finished the same journey in reverse and is looking to sell their bike.
Don't buy a bike without papers (ownership), if you get pulled over these are generally get out of jail free cards (or at least don't impound my bike).

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