motorcycle repair - blacksmith doing arc welding - vietnam

Blacksmith doing arc welding (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

That's my rented red Minsk 125cc Soviet-made motorcycle.­ Мотоциклы Минск 125.­

I stopped at this blacksmith shop to weld a broken braket on my muffler.­ Perfect job done in 2 minutes, he did not want any money, but i gave 5000 dongs (30 cents of a dollar, but enough to buy 5 beers!).­

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Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Photos of the Soviet-made Minsk 125cc motorcycle.­ I took those photos in Vietnam.­

The best information in English that you can find about this motorcycle is at the Minsk Club Hanoi Vietnam.

You can also check this Wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Minsk_­(motorcycle)

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.