Ivan mentioned that Vietnam is a mysterious nation, the extra he learns, the extra engaging he’s, so he determined to make a visit throughout Vietnam by bike for 3 years.
My parents are geologists and I’ve been traveling since I was a kid. I’ve been in Africa, went to Siberia and traveled all over Southeast Asia, from Nepal to the Philippines. I can confidently say that Vietnam is one of the most diverse and interesting nature countries I have ever seen. Besides, Vietnamese people are also very interesting, making a very deep impression on me.”
Ivan Os (43 years previous, Russia) wrote in a submit shared on Facebook. Although he solely is aware of Russian and English, he all the time tries to jot down down his ideas and emotions about Vietnam within the Vietnamese language. For him, it’s respect and gratitude for the nation he at present lives in.
Riding a bike for 7,000 km all through Vietnam
In 2015, Ivan got here to Vietnam, and has lived and labored in Binh Thuan till now. In the early days within the S-shaped nation, it was tough for him to adapt to the approach to life, tradition, meals and even visitors.
However, after just a few years of dwelling, Vietnam grew to become an increasing number of engaging to him. “Vietnam is a mysterious country for me, the more I understand about the country and the people of Vietnam, the more attractive it becomes. So I decided to do long trips across Vietnam to explore your country.” Ivan shared.
Ivan began his journey to find Vietnam from exploring the sand dunes, seashores, pagodas in Binh Thuan. Then, discover the neighboring provinces similar to Da Lat, Nha Trang, and Phan Rang.
In the summer season of 2020, Ivan rode his bike for about 7,000 km all through Vietnam. Although earlier than, he used to trip giant displacement bikes in international locations in Asia, however studying to trip motorbikes in Vietnam nonetheless took him a very long time. He mentioned, touring via Vietnam by bike is the easiest way to benefit from the stunning surroundings with out the restriction of imaginative and prescient like when touring by automobile.
Ivan chooses to cross Vietnam with the Wave automobile. He began from Binh Thuan after which traveled alongside the central coastal provinces of Vietnam similar to Khanh Hoa and Da Nang. After that, he continued to the northern provinces similar to Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Hanoi, Cao Bang, Son La, Lao Cai…
Ivan’s journey throughout Vietnam lasted greater than 3 months. During this journey, he was capable of admire many stunning scenes from the ocean to the mountains in Vietnam.
“I must admit that there are many beautiful scenes in Vietnam, almost every place makes me admire. However, the places where I am extremely impressed with the mountain known as the eyes of an angel – Na Ma Mountain Valley (Tuyet Tinh Coc) and terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai. The peaceful but majestic scenery makes me feel lightheaded and soar.”, Ivan shared.
Although he’s a long-time backpacker, he additionally encountered some issues when touring via Vietnam similar to: having a minor accident, breaking a bike alongside the way in which. However, these incidents for him are all memorable recollections within the journey.
During the 3-year journey throughout Vietnam, Ivan has gained precious travel experiences and lots of attention-grabbing moments. Until now, when he remembers the journey he has gone via, he feels a way of happiness in figuring out that the world nonetheless has lots of attention-grabbing issues to discover.
Love Vietnam in its personal approach
“In Vietnam, I always have memorable experiences, meet lovely people. I love Vietnamese people for their simplicity, openness and kindness.”, Ivan shared.
Not only does he love Vietnamese people, but Ivan also loves the diverse natural scenery and traditional culture that he discovered during his journey through Vietnam. In particular, the richness and diversity of Vietnamese culture has always been an attractive force, causing him to spend a lot of time learning when traveling to different provinces on the S-shaped land.
“Before, I didn’t expect much, I thought Vietnam had nothing to look forward to. However, I completely changed my mind and wanted to introduce to the world about tourism and culture. culture and people of Vietnam”, Ivan shared.
Ivan loves all Vietnamese dishes, particularly acquainted Vietnamese avenue meals. “I like simple street food and in each area they make and add different spices. I like bread, seafood, fruit and even Vietnamese beer.” I said.
The climate of Vietnam is also what impressed Ivan. He has traveled to many countries in Asia but nowhere has the climate as pleasant as in the S-shaped country. Living here, he can find cool places to avoid the heat and dispel all sadness. daily stress and anxiety.
Currently, Ivan has an Instagram account and a Youtube account with more than 20,000 followers, to talk about Vietnam’s tourism. In addition, he also set up social networking groups to advise and share travel experiences about the S-shaped land with people in his hometown.
The Covid-19 epidemic has greatly affected Ivan’s trips to Vietnam. He was not allowed to leave the house, worked less and the finances became difficult. However, he still hopes that the epidemic situation in Vietnam will soon improve.
Ivan intends, when the epidemic is under control, he will make a long trip, to explore the Mekong Delta, Son Doong cave, Ha Long bay and villages in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam. Male.
Always considering Vietnam as his second homeland, Ivan wishes to contribute more to the development of the country he lives in. In the near future, he plans to make documentaries about Vietnam tourism to introduce to international friends.
“I hope that expanded industrialization will not invade and destroy the traditional beauty of Vietnam. I think preserving the tradition will create attraction for Vietnam tourism in the future.”, Ivan shared.
Mai Bao Tram
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