The Ha Giang Loop: The most stunning motorbike ride in Vietnam

“It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.”

Ha Giang, the northernmost province of Vietnam, is known for some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Southeast Asia. The “final frontier” of Vietnam is famous among travelers for its Ha Giang Loop, a several-hundred kilometer collection of winding, mountainous roads best explored by motorbike. The roads, carved high into the mountains with switchback curves and sheer drops, are both exceedingly dangerous and breathtakingly beautiful. When we heard about it, we knew we’d have to see it for ourselves.

We decided to do an extended trip that would include Ha Giang Province as well as Cao Bang, where Vietnam’s most famous waterfall is located. Here’s how we explored this area.


Itinerary: Three Days In Mexico City

Mexico City is a huge metropolis with seemingly infinite things to do. We visited Mexico City over President’s Day weekend, so we had three full days to explore. We’d gotten so many recommendations from friends that we found it really hard to narrow down everything into just a weekend! Here’s the itinerary we’d recommend if you only have three days to explore this bustling and vibrant city.