Tran Dang Dang Khoa is said to be the first Vietnamese to travel around the world when he traveled through 7 continents, and 65 countries, with a journey lasting 1111 days by motorbike. During that journey, thousands of people also follow him through Facebook posts and his story about the new lands. And the book “1111 – Diary of sixty thousand miles on a motorbike” (temporary translation) is the diary pages and all the memories of his “unscheduled return” trip.
Trần Đặng Đăng Khoa and his dream
Born in 1986 in Tien Giang in a poor family, like other children at that time, Tran Dang Dang Khoa was also a naughty boy.
The naughty boy with his father’s punishments – stands straight and gets up against the wall. Tran Dang Dang Khoa began to find joy in the names and the location of countries on the map of the world hanging there in time he is punished. After that, when traveling with family and on school trips, Tran Dang Dang Khoa found his joy in separate adventures. From small steps, start a journey of discovery around the world.
Tran Dang Dang Khoa began his journey in Ho Chi Minh City on May 31, 2017. And the Memo, the first Wave motorbike he purchased after graduating from college, is his partner. In the following months, the bike traveled with him to exotic locations and exciting adventures, becoming well-known to both local and foreign people.
The journey begins from Vietnam, travels across Asia, Europe, America, and Australia, pauses in Antarctica, and then finishes in Africa. After being stuck in Mozambique for three months in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he took the decision to end his journey and return to Vietnam after exactly 1111 days.
Tran Dang Dang Khoa is one of the people who inspired people through his journey. There is courage, there is risk, preparation, and a mentality to live life to the fullest with passion and a dream of traveling the world.
The Book “1111 – Nhật ký sáu vạn dặm trên chiếc xe cà tàng”
(English temporary translation: “1111 – Diary of sixty thousand miles on a motorbike”)
He always kept writing a diary while traveling, and his diaries are collected in the book “1111 – Diary of sixty thousand kilometers on a motorbike.”
This book is a story of travels, and he shares many amazing natural scenes, everyday and human activities, and other small but meaningful things, all the experiences of Tran Dang Dang Khoa – an adventurer and explorer. There are also a few suggestions and recommendations about the reader’s “dream” to travel the world.
This book has been prepared for 5 years, starting from the first day he said goodbye to Vietnam and began his journey with notes totaling up to 1,000,000 words. On 11/11/2022, the book was officially released to readers under the title “1111 – Diary of sixty thousand miles on a motorbike“. More than 10,000 copies of this book have been printed a total of 3 times. Not only in Vietnam, but this book is also brought out to the world.
The release of this book not only inspires people to travel but also the profits from there will also be donated to children’s charities to help children can pursue their dreams.
The book introduction at Trinh coffee, Da Nang
Mr. Tran Dang Dang Khoa visited Da Nang on December 8, 2022, and while there, he held a talk and an introduction about the book “1111 – A journey of six thousand kilometers on a motorbike.“
Although Da Nang’s weather has been rainy for a few days, it cannot stop anyone, as seen by the fact that many people have been motivated by Mr. Tran Dang Dang Khoa and this book to pursue their dreams.
The event lasted 2 hours with stories, experiences from Mr. Khoa, and emotional sharing of friends who joined.
Along with the stories, Mr. Khoa also brought his partner on the journey of introducing everyone – Memo. Memo is the first motorbike he got after graduating from college. The motorbike is not a luxury, but it is his closest friend from trips from Tien Giang to Saigon and later on longer trips from Saigon to Singapore. As a result, Memo and Tran Dang Dang Khoa have become well-known by many people from home to abroad through their journey around the world.
As a fan of travel, you should not miss this book. More than 700 pages and numerous stories on 7 continents, the challenges, and the happiness is collab and told to the readers. Through this book, you are easier see the world. For any reason to travel, to understand ourselves, to see the world, to be mature, or just to break out of the safe zone,… Everything can be the reason for us to travel and enjoy this life.
Tran Dang Dang Khoa and his trip around the world is an inspirational story of people who dare to dream and dare to make it come true.
“Always dream and one day it will come true”
The journey of launching and introducing books of Tran Dang Dang Khoa:
Đà Lạt: Latica, Ga Đà Lạt, 4/12/2022
Đà Nẵng: Trình cà phê, 8/12/2022
Phong Nha (Quảng Bình): Oxalis Home, 11/12/2022
Hà Nội: Motauk Coffee, 18/12/2022
Mỹ Tho: Quán Bạch Công Tử 25/12/2022