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1. Posted by gazza616 (Budding Member 16 posts) 3y

Hi All,

I have a flight booked to Thailand on the 14th October 2013. After a few weeks there I am planning on travelling into Vietnam and buying a bike to travel the country for one month.

Firstly has anyone on this forum done this kind of thing and can share their experience?

Secondly is anyone interested in joining me on this trip?

Cheers
Gazza

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 3y

I have not rented for longer than a few days, but these guys have. Worth reading IMO.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 3y

When you say bike you do mean a motorcycle - right?

If you have never driven in Asia before you are in for a treat!

Do some research on how to drive legally in VN. Driving illegally and involved in an accident could be a bit of a problem. I have been to VN but I won't drive there. I do use bicycles when I can though in the countryside.

See if this information still applies:
http://www.driverabroad.com/countries/driving-in-asia/vietnam/
http://owee58.com/2010/08/03/driving-in-vietnam/

Etc.

Buying. You might want to do some research on buying too. Some information says it is illegal for you to buy a bike. Like this: "Firstly, it is illegal for a foreigner to own a motorbike in Vietnam. However, it can be registered in a Vietnamese persons name."
http://positiveworldtravel.com/10-tips-buying-motorbike-vietnam/

Then you have to sell this bike some way. There are some expat forums for Vietnam you can consult from long term Vietnam visitors. They will have some real time advice.

Good luck and investigate insurance requirements in case you need emergency medical care too.

4. Posted by gazza616 (Budding Member 16 posts) 3y

yes I meant motorbike wasn't too clear there was I.

I know I will be driving illegally but that is a risk I am willing to take.

Ok thanks for the info. I will look into researching this more.

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