Beautifully written, Calvin. A captivating read, and gorgeous images to go along with it. We spent 10 months riding 15'000km through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and ended up settling in Phong Nha for 3 months to document some of the untold stories and attractions of that area. Your piece has taken us straight back to the saddle, riding past waving children and dodging wandering cattle. Thanks for sharing this.