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Hire bike with guide

by bill9786 Online Now Jun 20, 2009 at 4:14 AM

I'd like to know if I can hire a bike with a guide/rider instead of riding myself.
In Vietnam this is common practice as foreigners can't rent vehicles there. Or can I get a taxi to go out of town? I want to do some volunteering or donating to rural schools.
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  • Re: Hire bike with guide

    by khunwilko Online Now Jun 25, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Transport will be the least of your problems if you want to "volunteer" - you'll need a work permit first. contact your consulate.
    You can hire cars or motorbikes everywhere but you probably won't be insured unless you go with an international compnay. You need an IDP to drive legally. Doing so on a national licence may invalidate your insurance (even though hey hired you the vehicle!!)

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    Re: Hire bike with guide

    by bill9786 Online Now Jun 26, 2009 at 5:14 AM

    I should clarify. I'm not confident about riding a motor bike on rural roads and would rather be on the back of one ridden by a local guide.

    Thanks for the tip about work permits. I'll follow that up.

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