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Alex Cycles Vietnam

Alex Cycles Vietnam

Alex G | 18 May 2016

We peddled-out two thousand kilometres in six weeks and have seen more of Vietnam than most Vietnamese. The vast majority know only their home town and their parent’s home town. A few have travelled more widely, and we found their perspectives fascinating.

Our overall impressions are of a noisy, self-confident nation with boisterous cheer. The people are industrious early-risers. A gentle socialist hand rests on the nation’s shoulder. Fences are rare. People look-out for their neighbours more than they envy their possessions.

We planned, found ourselves stuck, re-planned, made mistakes and stumbled upon unexpected excitements.