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This special from 2008 remains one of
most ambitious adventures, and certainly one of its most beautiful. The three less-than-intrepid explorers are forced to abandon their preference for four wheels and instead drive motorbikes from the south of Vietnam to Ha Long Bay in the north.
Jeremy Clarkson spends the whole time moaning about his rusty nail bucket of a scooter, while singularly ignoring the beautiful country around him – except at the end, of course, when he has an epiphany about both motorbikes and the country he’s been lucky enough to travel through.
It’s a familiar and, several years on, perhaps an exhausted formula. And yet, specials like these still manage to inspire the boyish sense of adventure: whether that means buying tailored suits for less than it would cost to buy a t-shirt back home, or tearing along an isolated coast road with just your mates and the scenery for company.
Festive edition from 2008 in which Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on one of the most spectacular road trips they have ever attempted. Arriving in Vietnam, they are challenged to travel the entire length of the country in just eight days. First they must buy suitable transport for the journey, and despite having several million Dong in their pockets, this proves more difficult than they expected, especially in one of the most expensive car markets in the world.
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