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Apr 17, 2012 - Vietnam - Days 14 - 16 - Central Highlands

We took a beautiful bus ride from Dalat to Buon Ma Thuot, it took just a little over 5 hours. Many of the locals were sick due to the turning, winding roads over and through the mountain ranges. Just my luck I got to see many of them gracing the ground just outside the bus with their mornings breakfast.....why oh why...this sucks but hey I survived! The journey was well worth the views of the central highlands. Buon Ma Thuot, population of 186,600, elevation 451 meters. The capital of Dac Lac province and the largest town in the western...

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Feb 22, 2011 - 4. Tag Motorradtour (250 km) Kon Tum - Buon Ma Tuot

Rahels Wunde ist immer noch nicht ganz gut, aber etwas besser. Der Tag beginnt mit einem leckeren Fruehstueck - leider ohne Fotoapparat. In einem Gusspfaenni wird ein Spiegelei serviert inkl. einem Meatball und Gruenzeug. Das Ei bruzelt dann auf dem Tisch fertig. Ist das Ei gekocht, wird es mit Chilli-Sauce und Soja-Sauce gewuerzt - und dann in ein Baguette gesteckt. Leeeecker! Kurz nach der Abfahrt halten wir bereits wieder bei einer schoenen einfachen Holzkirche (Kathedrale der unbegleckten Empfaengnis). Dann fahren wir weiter Richtung...

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Dec 26, 2009 - First testing day

This morning we headed off early on the bikes touring through a very busy stretch of road alongside rubber and coffee plantations. The first leg of the trip in the morning was about 50km. It was a fairly nice flat ride except for a dickhead local on a motor scooter deliberately swerving at a few of our team (including Jess) for laughs. It was bloody scary and dangerous behaviour but our tour guide Ngoc would not teach us Vietnamese swear words to yell at any other people who tried to do the same to us. hA HA. Knowing that we were well and...

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Feb 12, 2009 - Gia Nghia, Bu Ma Thuot and Lak Lake

Tripjournal can't find this place, so we will have to do without a map location! I do not have the patience to try and find it, sorry! Again amazing views heralded our drive through, with lots of waving to children along the way. Bottoms are not faring so well now, however, the toll is heavy, especially when there are big potholes!! Arrived to our "new" resort which wasn't sogreat, but was right by the lake and very pretty. Supremely comfortable beds and pillows and HBO! 13 Feb Left at 8.30am as we have a longer ride today - about 200km....

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Apr 25, 2008 - Buon Ma Thuot

Day #3 started with a short ride to a minority village located near the Lak Lake. We walked around the village with Son who gave us some insight into the minority cultures of Vietnam. We then prepared ourselves for the big event for the day - riding a gigantic elephant! We had to climb up a platform to get on the seat strapped to the elephant's back, much like a saddle is strapped to a horse. The Vietnamese trainer sat directly on the elephant's neck, near its head so he could give it commands. The elephant lumbered through the center of...

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Apr 4, 2007 - Buon Ma Thuot, (Day 1) Central Highlands Vietnam

April 4 - 5th Wow ... what a day!! We started our "Easy Rider" motorbike trip this morning at 8am after Tam (Greg's guide) and Thach (Tracy's man) strapped our bags onto their "hogs". (Just little 125cc bikes) Our 8 hour journey (only 3hrs actual riding - 5hrs of 'sore ass' breaks) took us west into the central highlands and into Buon Ma Thuot. See the pictures for a glimpse at the amazing sights. B&B

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Mar 13, 2007 - Up in to the Hills

I had planned to get an early night to be ready for a full day's balancing on a motorbike, but I went for a nightcap at the bar I was at the previous night, and ran in to some of the people and staff I'd met the night before, and although there was no beer drunk by me I still somehow ended up being out until 3am, so when I met Son, my driver/guide, the next morning I was a bit tired. Much to his amusement. We went for some coffee to help wake up and then went on our way out of town. My bag was tied to the back of the bike, so there was a...

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Geraint's World Trip

Oct 28, 2006 - Day 45 - Setting out with the Dalat Easy Riders

With no small measure of trepadation, we rose early and met with our two Easy Riders, Quan & Huong. They set about lashing our bags to the back of their 100cc machines and we got pack-a-mac-ed up, the mountains were pretty chilly. When the sun did come out however, it was clear that it was still alot warmer than back home, a pleasing thought. After about ten minutes of riding we stopped at the side of the road and we were told about the area in a plateau stretching out ahead of us. The area had been deforested after the war and re-education...

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Oct 7, 2006 - Canyoning in Dalat

In the central highlands of Vietnam is a small tourist town called Dalat. The higher altitude and rainfall make for a nice change in climate from the coast, and also contribute to the area's reputation for growing coffee and berries. It seems like the majority of the people here are Vietnamese nationals who come for weddings and honeymoons, while the backpackers pass it by while beach jumping down the coast. That a shame, it's a great little town. When I got here it was dead. We assumed that it was the off season. Maybe the kids are back in...

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Ed in Asia

Aug 27, 2006 - VIETNAM: Buon Ma Thuot & Diet!

Well I haven't really mentioned much on the Vietnamese diet probably because most of it is so bad that I would never taste it! Dog, Cat and Snake are all famous specialities. Snake heart is a great honour, best served fresh and is washed down with the blood and a potent alcohol. The heart is cut from a live snake at the table and should be drunk still beating. Buon Ma Thuot (BMT), again is another place rarely visited by tourists. Flo and I stumbled across a restaurant which certainly had some strange options on the menu. We soon left after...

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Jun 15, 2006 - Central Highlands

This is a must do in Vietnam. We had heard through the grapevine about doing motorbike tours through the central highlands of Vietnam and how cool it was. Well it was one of our overall highlights of our travels so far - after four and half months now! We did loads in two days, which you can see from the photos. Will not go into too much details, but just to say, that by far the big highlight was just having the freedom to be on the bikes and take in the scenery at leisure. Two very experienced bikers Tin and Thung which is essential on...

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Feb 13, 2006 - Dalat and Mui Ne - Central Vietnam

Hello, This is just some temporary writing until we get time to do it properly. These are some pictures of our holiday during Tet (Chinise new year) We went to two places - Dalat in the Central Highlands, and Mui Ne, Which is on the coast, about four hours out of Ho Chi Minh. We had a grand old time and didn't really want to come back into the Noisy old City, but there you go, We'll give you the full run down of events later, bye for now, Rich Yes, our lovely holiday. Isn't it terrible to have felt like we needed a break so soon after...

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