We are finally off. The planning and looking at little squiggly lines on maps is done and the tiny bags are packed.
The total weight is only 32 pounds, which will be strapped to the back of our little Honda XL150. My bag, while holding 3 pairs of socks and underwear, 2 microfiber short sleeve shirts and 1 micro long sleeve shirt, 1 pair of zip off leg hiking pants and a bathing suit is compressed into a bag about the same size of my Vietnam map.
The Taipei airport is one of the nicest we have been in. Every gate is themed with electric available and free WiFi and carts.
We finally made it to Saigon. Our multi-entry, 90 day visa is placed into our passports before our luggage ever hits the baggage area. Such efficient, friendly people we have met so far. Leaving the airport about midnight resembles a mob scene, but we are told this is just normal for here.
That makes me a little nervous with the anticipation of riding our little Honda XL150. Off to the Airport hotel and some sleep, it’s been a long day.