|10-10-2008, 12:47 AM||#137|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Melb, AUST
nice photos dude.
makes me want to go back again. was born there and have been back a few times.
also i love the 18-200 vr. you should get the 50mm f/1.8 as well for a fun and interesting lens to play with.
|10-17-2008, 05:53 PM||#138|
Joined: Dec 2007
More to come
Thanks for replies; I do have the 50mm f/1.8. Can't argue with a sharp lens for $100
I'm going to continue this thread in a month or two with more photos. I've got loads more but I haven't had time to work through them yet.
In meantime check out my South to North Vietnam trip if you haven't already:
|07-15-2009, 07:21 AM||#139|
Joined: Jun 2009
Highly entertaining. Like a Descovery Channel documentary.
These people are highly talented, I can't believe the stuff they can carry on their bikes ...
Also the picrure quality is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing.
|07-15-2009, 12:18 PM||#140|
Joined: May 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California
|07-15-2009, 02:17 PM||#141|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Western PA
Very nice. Thanks for the pictorial and keep on posting! Haven't been there since '67-'68, Xuan Loc/Bien Hoa/Saigon area.
'03 HD Road King Classic
'99 HD Wide Glide
'02 Suzuki DZR 400
"Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Shit...What a Ride!"
|07-15-2009, 10:11 PM||#142|
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Lost in the jungles of Thailand
Thanks for the continued posting of the pics, great stuff .
I've been living in southeast Asia now for a couple years and never tire of witnessing the morphing of motorbike and truck. Of all the countries I've travelled nobody can load a scooter like the Vietnamese. Cambodia comes close but the Vietnam loading capabilities far "outweigh" that of their Thailand, Laos and Cambodian neighbors. Once again great stuff.
I appreciate your eye, as nothing is as gorgeous as an attractive gal, sidesaddle on the back of a scooter adorned in her pumps and skirt. More please !!!! Years later I still think a business woman sidesaddle on the scooter is absolute ambrosia.
Like you said I have failed on oh so many times with my digital camera to get the same style shots as your DSLR but failed due to the cameras inability to quickly acquire a focus. Very frustrating.
More shots please!!!!!!!!
Team "Fingering The Bean"
Looking for the woman that takes the wheel when I'm seeing double.
|02-04-2012, 08:00 AM||#143|
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: los angeles, ca
I rode through Vietnam from Sapa (chinese border) to Mekong river (1 month ago)
some pics attached:
Mekong river delta
Internet in Saigon
Local craftsman near Hoi An
My Son (ruins from the Champas empire
Some problems in the mountains
Underground river in cave
Getting a haircut, Hanoi
Busy traffic in Hanoi
A visit to a village school near Sapa
and some jungle trrekking
Lao Cai china - vietnam border
road to Lao Cai
Hauling in Hanoi
a short movie made in the crooked alleys of Hanoi
and finally 2 pictures at the cambodia border crossing (unbelievable but that whole load is hauled by a 110cc motorbike)
we made it after that through Cambodia and Thailand. Right now awaiting shipping clearance for Nepal.
== my ride in Latin America : http://www.b66ama.com ==
|11-26-2012, 09:09 PM||#144|
Joined: Jan 2008
"And if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there" - George Harrison
|11-27-2012, 06:08 AM||#145|
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
My wife is Vietnamese - born in the US but she still has tons of family over there so we honeymooned for six weeks in Vietnam....
Very.....um..... interesting trip.
typical traffic in Saigon
the family wouldnt let me ride in Saigon (I got to ride later on in Dalat etc) so they made me ride on the back of a Taxi and man did people laugh. Pointing and laughing....
that guy probably had easier refrigerators to move than me.....
we were there 6 weeks and only saw about 4 real motorcycles. 3 of them were this small (400cc?) Honda.
I did see one Hyabusa.... not sure what the hell that guy was thinking..... if i lived there I would have a 650L without question
many of the scooters have strange english slogans. I got pics of a few...
and it is possible to overload a scooter....
my ride report is still up on here - one just needs to search it
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
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