The Highway of Hell
Trip Start Aug 28, 2008
48Trip End Jan 24, 2013
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To get to Mai Chau you have to take the infamous Highway 6...'the forgotten highway'.
Yes, they forgot to resurface the roads and forgot to teach the locals basic road safety.
I saw so many many accidents on this trip. There is a picture of a bike carrying an impossible load and we are obviously in a traffic jam. As the jam cleared and we inched forward, I realised the cause. There is a bus in the background with two unfortunate motorcycle riders trapped underneath it.
Coming over the top of the mountain heading down into Mai Chau, I glided around one of its many twist and turns to be faced with a motorbike in the middle of the road. It was badly damaged and I feared a hit and run scenario. I desperately searched for the rider(s) and was convinced they had gone off the top of the mountain. My search was fruitless and I can only assume that it had fallen off the top of a bus as they are often transported this way. I pulled the wrecked bike to the kerbside and continued.....slowly.
The trip was worth it as Mai Chau is stunning.