Published November 2014 | Words and film by Vietnam Coracle
In September and October 2014 I made a road trip by motorbike through Vietnam. Travelling over 9,000km in 60 days and covering much of the nation, I documented my journey in words and photos as I went along in my Motorbike Diaries. But much of what I saw I also captured on film. I have edited the footage from my trip and put it together in the video below. The clips are arranged in the geographical order that I travelled during my two months on the road. The soundtrack – The Song Remains the Same, by Led Zeppelin – has been a source of motivation to me when travelling alone, ever since I started listening to it on my first solo trip abroad in my teens.
At six minutes long I realize that this film is longer than most people’s ‘YouTube attention spans’ will allow. But I hope that the beauty of Vietnam in these clips will hold your gaze for the full duration of the video. For best viewing watch in at least 480p quality and at the screen size I’ve embedded the video on this page. Alternatively (and for slightly smoother quality) you can view it at half screen on YouTube here. For those with high-speed internet connections this video can be viewed in full HD. Enjoy.
Two Months on a Motorbike in Vietnam