Many thanks for the incredible trip. The experience ranks right up there in the Top 5 Coolest Things I've Ever Done list.
I took the Northeast Vietnam tour through some of the most spectacular scenery of my life. I was a little apprehensive before the trip since, although I had a motorcycle license, I had never been outside a car park on a bike. Although my first introduction to non-car park riding was in busy Hanoi traffic, everything went smoothly.
The Minsks are a piece of cake to ride (even if a little smoky). Our guide was superbly prepared, conscientious and thorough. He also was funny as hell!
My favorite aspect of the tour was the human interaction along the road. I stopped in one small village to take a picture. Before I knew it I was surrounded by friendly locals inviting me into their house for a drink and politely inquiring about my marriage status (lol!). It was one of many touching interactions with the friendly Vietnamese people.
Keep up the good work. I'll be back, oh yes...
Chris Harvey from USA