If you are from the west and have ever been to Asia, you know exactly how everything seems so backwards from what your used to. There seems to be this insane feeling of organized chaos. Scooters and rickshaws and motorbikes and buses and trucks and people hauling carts and scooters and more scooters and more scooters! It’s mind bending to say the least.
With any trip to a far away land there are up’s and downs that shape the trip. Memories good and bad as a whole create and ultimately shape the experience. You learn from your mistakes and your successes, whether it be taking the wrong train, ordering food by just pointing to a random scribble on a menu, eating at an open air market with no concept of what, in, the ,hell , this strange creature you are going to eat might be and worst of all, a glass of water that will send you to the latrine (if there is one) for a few days.
Skateboarder Magazine – “We probably should have intervened when our Senior Photographer Jonathan Mehring got together with the globetrotting filmer Patrik Wallner to concoct some harebrained excursion to another third world country for a skateboarding trip, especially when they started throwing motorbikes into the mix.
As they say, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, which is probably why the likes of Jerry Hsu, Keegan Sauder, Joey Pepper, Javier Mendizibal and Michael “Michi” Mackrodt were game to accompany them on this journey down nearly the entire length of Vietnam despite some of their limited past experience with riding motorbikes.”
Directed, Filmed & Edited by Patrik Wallner