Ha Giang - Meo Vac permits and guide
Veteran of probably several hundred rides in VN, but never ridden the far north frontier. By all accounts officially you need a permit to get up to Dong Van, Lung Cu, Meo Vac etc, to be purchased in Ha Giang itself. No dramas. However a few things i've read suggest need for a guide. I'm sure that probably is the official 'law'. Not planning to engage one, but just wondering if anyone has ever paid for/taken/ditched a guide out of Ha Giang in recent times?