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I am a Digital Product Designer from Bangalore, with a new-found love for bicycle touring.

Saigon to Hanoi - Coastal Route

Saigon to Hanoi - Coastal Route

The first cycling trip of my life: The motorcycle trip in Cambodia in early 2016, was an amazing experience and the next country to ride through after that was Vietnam. I was planning to buy a used motorcycle from Saigon (Many tourists buy cheap motorbikes and ride all the way to Hanoi), sell it over there before visiting Laos. I came up with an idea which was occupying my mind for quite some time since the Cambodia trip, about riding a bicycle rather than racing on motorbikes, where you cannot explore observingly. There was enough time now as such, to see things keenly, because I had quit my job in Bangalore.

Thus, on my bus journey from 'Phnom Phen' to 'Ho chi Minh' city I thought about buying a bicycle. I never cycled after my school days so I was not sure if i can do it or not. But still, I thought about giving it a shot. Hence, on reaching Saigon, I spent 5 days and went to most of the main bike shops to find a touring bike for the trip. Ultimately, I found one, and brought some basic accessories, starting my journey towards Hanoi.

P’tit Train Du Nord Trail

P’tit Train Du Nord Trail

Laos cycling  - Hanoi to Vientiane

Laos cycling - Hanoi to Vientiane