A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle (Paperback)
  • A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle (Paperback)

A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle (Paperback)

Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/04/2014
  • In stock


  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

'For the first time in my life I felt that death was a possibility; a stupid, pointless, lonely death on the aptly named Mondulkiri Death Highway.'

The Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the greatest feats of military engineering in history. But since the end of the Vietnam War much of this vast transport network has been reclaimed by jungle, while remaining sections are littered with a deadly legacy of unexploded bombs. For Antonia, a veteran of ridiculous adventures in unfeasible vehicles, the chance to explore the Trail before it's lost forever was a personal challenge she couldn't ignore - yet it would sometimes be a terrifying journey.

Setting out from Hanoi on an ageing Honda Cub, she spent the next two months riding 2000 miles through the mountains and jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Battling inhospitable terrain and multiple breakdowns, her experiences ranged from the touching to the hilarious, meeting former American fighter pilots, tribal chiefs, illegal loggers and bomb disposal experts.

The story of her brave journey is thrilling and poignant: a unique insight into a little known face of Southeast Asia.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781849535434
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


'Elegantly written and modest about the bravery involved, the book deftly weaves together her trip with enough war history to provide context.'

* Ride Magazine *


* Overland Magazine *

'Exceptionally well researched...personal, emotional...perfectly written, demonstrating just how travel by motorbike can be used to inform, educate and entertain the reader... a great book.'

* Adventure Bike Rider magazine *

'Thrilling and poignant: a unique insight into Southeast Asia'

* The Bristol Magazine *

'an adrenaline-fuelled, fascinating ride'

* Cosmopolitan Magazine website *

You may also be interested in...

Proficient Motorcycling
Added to basket
my cool scooter
Added to basket
Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance Manual
Added to basket
Classic British Motorcycles
Added to basket
Vintage Motorcycles
Added to basket
Life of Evel
Added to basket
The Motorbike Book
Added to basket
How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles
Added to basket
Motorcycling For Dummies
Added to basket
British Motorcycles of the 1940s and 50s
Added to basket
Sons of Thunder
Added to basket
Added to basket
Lois on the Loose
Added to basket
Royal Enfield - The Complete Story
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.