DMZ and Lao Bao, VIETNAM
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May 6th, 2009 – by: paliums
Is there a better to explore the country side - the REAL VIETNAM - than hopping on a motorbike, and ride? No! That's the moto of the Easy Rider (google it).In Hue, they have their on website (http://www.hueriders.com) and even facebook page.
The hotel manager introduced Tu to me. Tu is an easy rider and easily convinced me around a coffee to follow him for what was going to be my best travel experience so far. Tu showed me his guestbook, signed by dozens of travellers from all over the world, everyone expressing their joy after a 1-day trip along Hue, 2-day trip in the DMZ zone, 2-week journey from Hanoi to HCM, etc.
I met Tu around 9am, and we left Hue for the 2-day trip at 9:15am, heading to north to Phong Dien, Dong Ha, the former demilitarized zone, Lao Bao (in the mountain, close to the Laos border), and back to Hue through the tortuous and magnificient mountain road. .. DMZ, or Demilitarized Zone. Say it, and you will immerse yourself in the Vietnam War era. This sector is full of history, full of people haunted by awful memories. Tu and I stopped at some spots in the DMZ (a church, a restaurant, a traffic circle, etc.) and randomly he could start to tell me some stories and events that happened during the war.
Lao Bao, Lu'oi and back to Hue
In the evening of day 1, we had dinner and slept at Lao Bao, a small town located near the Laos border. I have to admit we had a delicious meal along with Vietnamese beer, lots of beer haha.
Conclusion : when in Vietnam, Easy Ride!
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