Looking to share ride North-East Vietnam mid January 2011
I am in the midst of planning an 7 to 9 days road trip to North-East Vietnam which so far looks like this: Train to Lao Cai, then motorbike Sapa-Bac Ha-Ha Giang-Dong Van-Meo Vac-Ba Be-Hanoi. I have already started queries for the rental of motorbike in Hanoi and in Sapa (the choice is to train with bike Hanoi-Sapa, or send it back alone Hanoi-Sapa at end of journey).
Is anyone looking to do a similar tour? I am bilingual French-English if any French speakers interested out there. Ideally would like to avoid fully organized packages (mostly for costs reasons) and focus on renting + hiring a guide/mechanic to make the whole trip smoother and interesting, but if a few get together then organized tours by the likes of Cedric in Sapa, or Flamingo, Go Bamboo or Off Road Vietnam become more accessible.
Looking forward to companions for all or part of this motorbike trip:-)