Especially for Hằng,
I always dreamt of crossing Đèo Hải Vân (Ocean & Cloud Pass), known as one of the most winding and hair-raising mountain passes in Việt Nam, on a motorbike. And this wish just came true last week when my good friend and coworker Hằng said with an exciting tone in her voice: “Let’s go to the top of Hải Vân Pass this weekend! I’ll be your rider!” I doubted a little bit at first as I thought she was joking but she did not. And so we hit the road in the fantastic weather of Saturday morning, sunny, breezy and cool. It was 13 October, 2012. I have to note down that memorable day in my travel journal as it will be one of the great stories to tell my grandchildren later in my life. Also, this is my longest motorbike ride so far, 210km back and forth in one day.