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general news on Japan, Vietnam and Turkey and by region, please see our NEWS
is updated daily.
News of the region. CNN also has a Web site focusing
Washington Post: good source for news and articles on Vietnam.
News Agency Recent, government, and business news on Vietnam.
Jose Mercury News: another good source.
happenings around town by the Vietnam Investment Review
Room to Read: Good works in Asia.
Travel Health & Medicine
MD Travel Health. Comprehensive travel health information, "updated daily."
Health Online. Travel medicine, country profiles, health concerns.
Health Guides (Vietnam and Turkey)
for Disease Control. Government general info on travel health and status of
Health Organization. Health information by destination.
Society of Travel Medicine. Travel medicine resources.
Adventure and Travel medicine resources and info.
Mountaineers (Great books!). Travel medicine and travelogues.
Department of State. Country by country travel information.
Travel Company: organizes other custom (non-cycling) tours and services in
Vietnam Visa Application
(80K Adobe PDF file) and instructions (also
in PDF format).
Start here — the
seasonal weather pattern in Vietnam: When
New York Times
Destination Guide: Vietnam
Pacific News Service: Public radio and Web forum for topics on Vietnam and Asia with author Andrew Lam and KQED host Nguyen Qui Duc.
Times Daily News. Breaking news on Vietnam from Saigon.
Travel Fish: An online travel guide to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand - make your own guidebook online.
Michel Laliberte's 2004 solo bicycling trip down the coast of Vietnam.
in Vietnam? Check out cyclist/traveler Mike Buckley's Guidebook
Planet. Worldwide travel information by Lonely Planet. Check out impressive
culinary title by Sterling, NYT food critic (free if you join one of our tours!).
Peterson: Assignment Hanoi.
2002 PBS documentary.
Online - Current information about
Vietnam: business, travel, and culture.
for tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Maps and other information on Vietnam.
Art Books. Many contemporary books.
Publishing. Our favorite Vietnam map maker.
of Hanoi - Dedicated to Vietnam's capital city.
Embassy in Hanoi's Information
of Vietnam (Washington D.C.). Vietnam Visa and other official information.
Consulate, San Francisco (415) 922-1707. Visas issued here too.
Practical information for the independent traveler.
Vietnam. Vietnam-related links.
Adventures. Travel stories, airline and hotel information..
Dodd on Vietnam. Vietnam guidebook writer's Web site.
the Mekong Delta with Mr. Pumpy! A cycling travelogue on the Mekong Delta,
Guides: Vietnam Info. Another guidebook co's online resource to Vietnam.
Geiser's Internet Travel Guide on Vietnam is an extensive
Airlines Home Page. Vietnam Airlines: routing and schedules.
New Year Dates (schedule airlines carefully!) and Chinese zodiac animals at
deals on multiple destination tickets to Asia.
Photos and Stories on Vietnam are here.
Intelligence: travel writers post their stories, including several on Vietnam.
Encarta on Vietnam.
extensive list of travelogues and links on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia can be found
on George Moore's
eVisa! Apply for your Cambodian visa online.
Tales. Cambodia travelogues and other information.
information on Angkor Wat. Travel information on Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
and information from living four years in Cambodia.
Pumpy: Adventure travel: to bike or not to bike?
Extensive information on Cambodia.
annual two-week tour along the Turquiose Coast.
For any serious touring cyclist -- not to be missed.
Planet on Turkey. All about Turkey. The best guidebook they publish.
Turkey Website. Talking Turkey. General travel info on Turkey.
Embassy of Turkey official site
with tourism info.
State Department Consular
Japan.The Japan Cycling
in Japan info by outdoorjapan.com.
Bicycling Southeast Asia: Asia: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia & Laos with
Tales from Asia: Bicycling Thailand, Japan, Korea, Bali, Malaysia, Vietnam
info on biking Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and China with Trackster
Karakorum Highway: very detailed
Web site David Leatham.
around the world, including Thailand, Indonesia, India and Myanmar by Paul
Kong by Doug Fleming. Where to rent, buy and bicycle in Hong Kong.
tour by bike. A bike tour of Bali by J. Gaerlan,
Boonstra's Cycling Pages. Bicycling across Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand
Mountain Biking by Steve Danyo. Current
info (2001) on going off road in Korea.
Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan): Travelogue and tips by Bob Egan.
cycling across Nepal by Staurt Lundy.
Practical notes and
Journal by Patrick Jennings.
Our cycling itinerary of Indonesia's
lost frontier and one for Turkey as
Visual bicycle trips through Sumatra, Nepal and other.
Other Cycling Links & Resources
VeloNews Racing Journal, Cycle Sport Magazine, and Cycling News.
crazyguyonabike.com - Wow, over 3,000 journals and 350,000 photos by cyclists! Crazy!
Family cycling resources and inspiration at The Family Adventure Project.
Nasim Yousef and Jafar Edrisi of Iran biking around teh world 2008-9. We've always wanted to organize a trip there, maybe we'll meet up sometime.
travelogues: dozens on Karl
Traffic, the bane of cyclists everywhere: car busters.
San Francisco BIke Coalition's interesting links page.
with a bike? Start here: George Farnworth's extensive
info on traveling with your bicycle.
essays, all somehow related to cycling at bikereeader.com.
666 — yes,
those two-wheeling scoundrels in Portland are still at it. Behold their past missions.
Guidebooks on how
to pack your bike for trains, buses, airlines with rates and more.
for a Landmine Free World. Educating the public on the landmine problem in
Cambodia and the world.
Foundation. Non-profit working on education, economic development, health,
and technology projects in Southeast Asia, including pedal-powered Internet access
Accounts of the world's best off-road rides.
Intercultural travel programs.
Institute conservation fieldwork travel programs.
Usenet newsgroups are listed here.
bicycling news, links, media, etc. at www.bikeride.com
Cyclist Web site: Touring info and
Conti — our
amicos in Florence, Italy. Chao Christina!
Lance Armstrong Foundation
(Tour de France winner's cancer fund site).
Bicycle Fund (Non-profit bicycle tours in Africa, Cuba, and other country
bicycle touring information and magazine from Adventure
Cycling in Missoula.
"Enduro" Kingman's epic-ride
Website at milly.org (yes, that's a 1,000-mile ride in Northern California)
Travel Tales. Bicycling travelogues from around the world.
Racing News from Euro Cycling News.
Hall of Fame. Bios and birthdays!
Trento Bike Pages: The
resource for bicycle touring and recreational mountain biking in Europe and the
best bike rides in Europe (and more).
Priest: Jobst Brandt's Tour
of the Alps Collection.
Mario Mario Cipollini wins four straight at the Tour de France, 1999. Update:
World Champion 2002!
in USA/Canada at bikerides.com
Our favorite Bike Shop Above Category (Mill Valley). Get fitted for your LandShark here.
Massage Workshops for tired cyclists and others in Hawaii & California by Nicolay Kreidler.
Vietnamese film analysis and opinion at the Bright
Lights Film Journal, edited by Gary Morris.