This is the engaging story of an intrepid unsupported cycling trip in Southeast Asia. From the ethereal beauty of Sapa’s hill-tribe country in the Tonkinese Alps on the Chinese border, to the Viet Cong tunnels in the south of Vietnam, this tale will captivate you. Become absorbed in the scene in Bangkok’s backpacker ghetto and the frenetic energy-charged cities of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Follow the author along the Mekong River from the Golden Triangle in the north of Thailand on a slow boat to the alluring Laotian town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cycle through the 1000-year-old alleys of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to sample street food and enjoy a local bia hoi (fresh beer). - Read how to travel light and cheaply; - How to train for and complete a long distance tour; - How to stretch your budget by finding cheap digs and food while avoiding scams; - How to cut down on bike weight and get by with minimal gear; - How to be self-sufficient on a bike on the backroads of SEAsia; - Learn what are appropriate bikes and equipment for these cities and rural backwaters.
|Title:||Cycling the Mekong: Cycling Through Southeast Asia|
|Publisher:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|
|Dimensions:||8.5 x 8.5 x 0.30 inches|
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