|Generation 8X roughs it|
In Viet Nam, phuot travellers are adventurers and explorers who like travelling to mountainous areas, where normal Vietnamese tourists would not think of going. They want to discover new lands, culture and people. Their motorbikes are a means of escape allowing them to breathe fresh air and admire beautiful landscapes on the way.
According to the Sai Gon Marketing newspaper, there are many phuot groups in Ha Noi, who organise themselves around the common love of travelling on motorbikes. Phuot groups always prepare well before trips. Packing is not a simple business. Tools to mend punctures, dried alcohol for cooking, pots for preparing meals, coffee, fast food, first aid kits and medicines cannot be forgotten.
Thanh Nga, a phuot enthusiast, said: "When we travel on motorbikes, we can do many things during our trips... We can touch branches of trees and blades of grass, and breathe the fragrance of mountains and forests. We can stop for a while on our way if we like, perhaps to brew a cup of coffee...and admire beautiful landscapes at any time we want, take pictures or just relax."