“Hey Gary. You ride on the back of my bike Ya” Said Marco in a voice sounding very similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now Marco is well over 6ft tall, with a bald head, with the Arny way of talking and his appearance that would make him fit in well with any door staff at any London Club. There was no way I was going to say no. When you get to know him you find a very decent man with a gentle soul who loves photography. That is until I got on the back of a motor bike with him. At first all was fine, all was good and we were going to Paradise cave and the Eco trail Nuoc Mooc in Phong Nha. I was looking around, enjoying the view. Then I realized I could not see his head in front of me. He had seen a straight bit of road ahead and decided to gun it. So he had ducked his head to cut wind resistance. Which now hit me full in the face nearly blowing my contacts straight out of my eyeballs. All I could do was hold on and hope he slowed down for the turns and the bends.
He didn’t. Continue reading