Sunday, 21 May 2017

Just a Landscape

GR, f6.3, 1/800, ISO 100, RAW, 21mm
What this photos shows more than anything is that my Ricoh GR is in serious need of a sensor clean.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Hoi An Motorbike Touring

The last tour preparations got me all around Monkey Mountain, over the Hai Van Pass, to Lang Co and back.

Today, I went south to Marble Mountain and Hoi An with the surrounding area.

While Hoi An is quite touristy, its still worth a visit and as soon as you get out of the town, you'll be riding across rice fields and through small villages.

Hoi An is mostly pedestrianized these days so you have to park your bike and walk but it also makes walking around the old town a bit nicer.

Outside of Hoi An, you can find small villages specializing in pottery and other handicrafts.

There are nice temples everywhere and it's worth a stop to see some of them up close.

The most interesting part is however being out in the countryside and watching the locals work in the fields.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Motorbike Tour

I spent the day taking photos and driving around Da Nang and all the way to Lang Co to check some routes for my upcoming motorbike tours.

I started off with a drive to Son Tra and around Monkey Mountain in the morning.

Monkey Mountain is great, it has some great roads, it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere at times and there are many different sights scattered around the mountain. You can spend the whole day (and more) exploring all the different roads and paths here.

After a lunch break, I continued to the Hai Van Pass. The Hai Van pass is the must-do for every visitor to Vietnam and especially for everyone renting or buying a motorbike here.

It's a great road (despite he fuel and pig trucks you'll encounter) with even better views, no matter if you get here on a sunny day, a rainy day, a cloudy or foggy day or even at night.

You'll also find some roads to explore here if you don't stick to the main road to go up and down the mountain only.

There are plenty of photo opportunities and it's worth taking your time and not rush too much.

Lang Co again provides great views over the sea, the lagoon and also over the local life if you explore a little bit.

While I usually take my Honda Wave around everywhere I go, I had a Honda PCX for the day to try it out. It's a bit more photogenic and it's good to have a different bike in my photos so they don't all feel the same.

My tours will start soon and there will be plenty of different routes to take and explore with some fully individual tours coming up, too.