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The mountain paths of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail offer visitors to Vietnam an adventurous alternative to the well-worn coastal route – especially if you travel on the back of a motorbike
It was more like a hamlet than a village. A simple collection of stilted wooden houses perched on the side of a mountain overlooking seemingly-endless rows of rice terraces, but even after a long and tiring day on the back of a motorbike passing through startling terrain it was hard not to be caught breathless by its isolation and beauty in the twilight.
Rows of rice terraces are a continual feature on any ride through northern Vietnam.
The primitive village of Ban Hieu is inaccessible except by motorbike or on foot – it’s up a long, steep and winding two-metre-wide dirt [...Read more]