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FIELDING'S SOUTHERN VIETNAM ON TWO WHEELS: THE UPS & DOWNS OF SOLO MOTORCYCLING THROUGH EXOTICA

Dulles, Wink

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ISBN 10: 156952064X / ISBN 13: 9781569520642
Published by Fielding Worldwide, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: FIELDING'S SOUTHERN VIETNAM ON TWO WHEELS: ...

Publisher: Fielding Worldwide, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Intrepid adventurer and "Fielding's Vietnam" author Wink Dulles hits the road and jungle trails to explore this hot new travel destination. Ride along as he shows you how to discover the beauty and mystery of this fascinating country. 146 pages

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"There is nothing quite like long-distance motorcycle touring and there is no place quite like the jungles of Vietnam to do it through." So starts Wink Dulles's classic guide to Vietnam à la motorcycle. Even if ripping along the rutted routes of Southeast Asia has never been your ambition, the more you read, the more mightily it starts to appeal. There's the freedom-of-transportation aspect, the automatic-ice-breaker draw, and the one-with-the-elements appeal. So what if the elements aren't always such that you want to be one with them? You're there to experience Vietnam, right? And not through some air-conditioned buffer.

Dulles has spent a lot of time in Vietnam, and his first-hand knowledge is priceless. He explains why South Vietnam is easier than the North for motorcycle travel, what to pack, and how best to handle a police roadblock. He discusses the nitty-gritty of which motorcycle to choose for Vietnam, whether to buy or rent, and where to turn for repairs. He tells you where to go for maps, the pros and cons of hiring a guide, and whether to cycle at night (the answer is no!), before launching into an in-depth guide to Highways 1, 9, 12, and 20--with suggestions on accommodations, observations on his experiences, plus insights on attractions and pitfalls along the way. Dulles's unswerving honesty is refreshing. He doesn't pretend that the terrain is easy (far from it, what with Saigon's traffic, monsoon-season mud, and rock-strewn roads), so Dulles's enthusiasm is all the more believable when he lauds Vietnam for its beauty (from lush mountainsides, bone-white beaches, and rocky coastal deserts to the verdant Mekong delta), the adventure, and the unmatched hospitality of its people.

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