I have to say, this was the single most remarkable travel experience of my life. I've done a lot of travel over the years to some pretty wild places (and was once the editor of "Let's Go: Europe'), but what we saw and did during the week was a step beyond anything I've done before.
What amazes me is how you were able to weave together a whole set of different elements to create a true adventure. Each detail was just right; the bikes, the ride, the scenery, the meals, the overnight stays, the stories... I could go on.
I hope you're pleased to hear that within 24 hours after getting back to Hanoi, Tristan, Tom and I were already comparing schedules for doing it again in the spring, and figuring out a list of other friends that we're going to bring along.
What you have created with your trips is truly extraordinary -- a stand-out experience in a world of generic travel faux-adventures.
I guess this is just a long way of saying "Thank you to you and Hai", and expect to see us back again as soon as we can manage it!
Pete Deemer from USA