Guide to the Ha Giang Loop, Vietnam: How to conquer the loop when you’re new to riding a motorbike

One of the most popular things to do when travelling in Vietnam is to ride the Ha Giang loop- a four day motorbike journey through the incredible northern mountains of Vietnam, up near the Chinese border.

The views are incredible but for those who have never ridden a motorbike before or are travelling solo this road trip might seem daunting and impossible.

Here I explain how you can conquer the Ha Giang loop as a beginner rider.

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The Locals Protecting the Reefs of Makinit

Cyanide and dynamite fishing still occurs in many waters and reefs across the Philippines and South East Asia despite continual attempts to stop the practice. Sustainable tourism and education efforts have seen an increase in protected areas of Coron’s marine ecosystems and a new fervour from locals to protect the marine environment, but many areas of reef remain vulnerable, writes Marina Trajkovich

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