After the fevered pace of six countries (that I stayed in, making no mention of the ones I passed through) over 17 days in Europe, followed by the constant vibration of a solid week aboard the Trans-Manchurian, my Ultimate Train Challenge Finale travels through China and Vietnam and was no less adventurous or storied.
Some of the more interesting (and random) rail experiences happened on this last part of the Ultimate Train Challenge, and my favourite train ride for scenery and photographic friendliness (due in part to windows that opened) was the last two-night ride from Hanoi to Saigon.
Please enjoy the third and final part to my video trilogy of the Ultimate Train Challenge finale adventures of The Professional Hobo. You’ll see from some of the shots and footage in the last half of the video why I liked the final train ride – and ultimately, Vietnam – so much.
Click here to watch this final Ultimate Train Challenge video on YouTube.
This post was originally published in 2011. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content.