Sunday, April 25, 2010

A top (gear) trip through Vietnam by scooter

Photo: Blind Dog Photo Dan Gair/Lonely Planet

If you can drive a manual car and ride a bicycle, you can do this. But the option is also there to drive a modern automatic moped.
"While we always offer people the option of an automatic, driving a manual Vespa makes for a truly authentic experience," says the tour operators founder Steve Mueller.
Steve, who was born and bred in the United States, bought his very first vintage Vespa - a pea-green and white 1968 model - in Vietnam for $US300 ($A325.50).
He has since built up a niche business restoring and exporting the scooters worldwide. Read the whole article on the Sydney  Morning Herald>>

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