One of the first things you will notice about Vietnam is the number of motor bikes. 37 million of them, according to the department that registers them. So the thought of bicycling around through the mayhem on the streets may fill you with trepidation despite wanting to tick cycling in Vietnam off on your bucket list like me. In fact, you may be so scared, you may be tempted to go with a specialised tour despite being on a tight budget. I’m here to tell you a DIY Cycling Tour of Hoi An is not as frightening as you may think.
Born With a Suitcase is specifically aimed at enabling ordinary families to travel on a budget which means going to your destination fully independent. An organised tour will cost you double the price and you won’t have complete control over where you go and what you do. An independent trip is fully customisable however, the planning process can be daunting, not to mention arduous, yet hugely rewarding and exciting. Continue reading →