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Vietnam – Day 1

December 23, 2012 Ray 0

Reported to Flamingo at about 8.30 a.m. Al wanted to tough it out so we walked to Flamingo from our hotel with all our kit. 🙂 From there we repacked some of our stuff into saddle bags and left some of our stuff behind at Flamingo and were brought to the motorcycle garage Flamingo uses to pick our bikes up. It was a cool winter day, traffic was mad (as usual) and there was a light drizzle that made the roads slippery and which threw up this fine oily and muddy spray that mixed with the water that was already Read More

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Vietnam 2 – Flamingo Travel in Hanoi

December 20, 2012 Ray 1

We looked at a number of different potential tour companies to book the trip but settled on Flamingo Travel – at the end of the day. We heard about them from Tobias my German friend who lives in Saigon and who has had other friends use their services in the past. Overall, we were quite satisfied with the arrangements Hung, the owner of the company made and would definitely use their services again. Aside from one bike with a faulty fuel cap and another that was underpowered and held us back during parts of the trip, the food, accommodation, follow Read More

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Ken Vintage Watch

December 20, 2012 Ray 0

Mentioned in my first post on the recent motorcycle ride we did in Vietnam about being able to buy a ‘man’ size Luminox for $105 from this new shop I found. The name of the shop is Ken Vintage Watch at #02-56 Golden Landmark Shopping Centre on Victoria Street in Singapore. Discovered it with my friend Craig when we were looking at buying Panerai and Rolex watches. I have been buying watches from shops in that building for years – especially Chuan Watch – but for one reason or another, I have not walked past Ken’s shop, that has apparently Read More

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Vietnam 1 – 4 watches in Vietnam

December 19, 2012 Ray 5

This is going to be a bit of an unusual series of posts for the blog. Whilst this is supposed to be 100% a watch blog, a few of us spent 5 days riding dirt bikes from Hanoi, Vietnam to China in December. Along the way we had some good stories and some good pictures – which I thought were just too good not to share. The inspiration for trip came from the Top Gear episode where they rode bikes from Saigon to Hanoi. We were originally thinking of doing the same thing but firstly it would take a longer time Read More

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