Motorbiking to Hue

I’d wanted to do a motorbike tour for a while and when I reached Hoi An I decided to ride to Hue on part of the Top Gear Vietnam special route. Becca and I signed up for easy riders to take us as passengers with our bags strapped on to the back of the bikes.

We started riding at about 8am and finished at about 4pm. The route itself is only about 2-3h long but we stopped off at some amazing places and sites along the way.

  Marble Mountain

  Elephant springs

Hai Van Pass

Hoi An

Hoi An was beautiful! Such a charming town with a lot of character. It was lovely to just walk around and soak up the atmosphere. 

Hoi An is the home of tailored clothing, so naturally I had lots of stuff made! And if it wasn’t being custom made I was buying it from the markets. I even found a wonderful lady who would make $10 skater dresses in 4h! (Saying I went to see her a few times is an understatement). I think I pretty much replaced all my travelling clothes and gained an extra 3.5kg of clothes upon leaving Hoi An.

When I wasn’t shopping or diving, (or drinking) I was exploring the town by foot and cycle. You just can’t capture the charm this place had in a picture.

***It was also here where I drunkenly decided one night that I was done with Vietnam and wanted to head back to Thailand for Songkran. 

  

Diving – Cham Island, Hoi An

One of the things I said I really wanted to try whilst I was away was diving and I knew Hoi An would be one of my last chances to try it.

Becca, Rosie and I decided on a trip with 2 discovery dives around the Cham Islands. It was loads of fun!

To start with the kitted us out and taught us how to use the equipment. It didn’t take long until we had our heavy oxygen tanks on our backs and we were jumping off he boat!

Unfortunately I had some trouble with my ears and was in agony for both dives. I did however persevere and hit 7m on the first dive and 12m on the second. The sea life if saw was amazing, and swimming alongside it was surreal.