Every day on the road was breathtakingly gorgeous. I could not capture the beauty of Northern Vietnam's mountains with my camera. As a motorcyclist, I can't imagine better twisties. Imagine tail of the dragon, only going on for hundreds of miles and with more elevation changes. And that's just the paved roads. We also drove on dirt roads, gravel roads, clay, single track, paved and unpaved paths through rice patties, and alleys through random villages. We dodged other traffic, water buffalo, cows, chickens and dogs taking naps in the middle of the street. We passed scooters, cars, buses, even semis up narrow mountain passes, with ankle height "guardrails" next to cliffs that dropped nearly vertically. We needed to keep our eyes on the road at all times, but how can you, surrounded by so much natural beauty?