Have just booked this trip, it will be leg 3 of a 6 month trip that I am embarking on in late March 2013. I will be arriving from Madagascar and hope that I will be fit enough after 3 weeks of rice and beans. Getting into HCMC around the 6th and meeting my friend who is joining me from Northern Ireland on the cycle trip. Will give me time to have some meat as I do not think I will be getting much in Madagascar.
If you have not done a trip like this before I would say "go for it" I am not an avid cyclist but have done 2 trips with Exodus in India and Cuba and loved them both. It is not a race so we can all go at our own pace.
Look forward to meeting anyone else that is going on the trip.
I'm John's friend Lucy who will be joining the trip in Vietnam also. Really looking forward to it but will have to rack up a few miles on my road bike first I think, and hope that the weather won't be too humid!
Hi John, Lucy and whoever else is coming,
I am Paul and am also coming on this trip. I haven't done a lot of cycling recently but am confident I will make it. It will be nice to come home a little more fit than when I left.
Is anyone else bringing their own bike?
Just over a month before we begin! I am getting excited.
I am arriving very late on the 10th and will be staying at the Houng Sen Hotel. Catching up for a drink before the tour starts is a great idea.
I have a few chores to run before the tour starts (buy some mudguards, cycle clothes and pre-paid sim) so will probably be busy for the morning of the 11th but I am happy to meet up any time after that.
It will be nice to meet up for a drink before the trip gets underway. John and I are looking forward to it - won't be long now until we are there! We will be in touch via this board nearer the time, and hopefully we can arrange to meet and say Hi.
Hello John,Lucy, Paul and anyone else on this trip.
My husband, Jim and I are on this trip and looking forward to it. We just got back from the Costa Rica Coast to Coast trip a few weeks ago. We arrive in Saigon on May 10th and are taking a cooking class on the 11th in the AM.
John, Lucy and Paul, we'd love to meet up with you for a drink or whatever on the 11th if you are still planning on that. We are also staying at the Houng Sen Hotel so leave us a message there. We're Americans but I promise we are not obnixous:) . We leave the US on 8 May.
See you then, Deana Murchison
Good to hear from you, Deana. Costa Rica a few weeks ago and Vietnam next week - life sounds pretty tough for you and Jim.
See you on Saturday!
Hi Deana, Jim and Paul. Lucy and I are currently in Phu Quoc enjoying island life and a LOT of heat! We've had a great time on a motorbike around the island and spent today snorkelling. We have been here since Monday and will be returning to Ho Chi Minh on Saturday afternoon, so it would be nice to meet for a drink perhaps in the evening? We are also checking back into the Huong Sen for the evening so if you would like to leave us a message, the room is booked under Lucy's name - Dunbar.
After being on a bus in Phu Quoc for a few hours, we have decided to source out some comfortable pillows for the long periods we will be spending on the bus during our trip - so maybe you will want to do the same!
See you all soon,
John and Lucy
see you at 7
Deana & Jim
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