4/17/2012

Tuesday Travels#33 Dare To Scoot

According to our guide, there are at least two motorcycles per household in Saigon. While buses and taxis are also available easily, motorcycles and scooters rule the streets of Saigon.


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 But what fascinated me the most are the utter disregard to the traffic laws of some of the motorcycle drivers. Numerous times, I have witnessed scooters passing by on a counterflow of the traffic. The result, heart stopping chaos but for the locals, it's just part of their daily lives.


By the way, the tourist photographed on the middle of the picture is riding a cyclos. A slower way to sightsee the city of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh).

6 comments:

k@ye said...

I remember how the traffic goes in India from another post and how it amazes me how people can travel through that. This one isn't too bad...atleast scooters can easily be maneuvered and can immediately avoid accidents. (I guess?) lol! What I'm saying is..atleast they are not big trucks and all that. It would be fun to try that slow moving tryke and go site seeing...

Visiting from TT. :)

Chie said...

Oh my, what a busy street! The scenes are quite similar to the busy streets of Manila.

Visiting from TT.

emzkie said...

wow thats a very busy street! reminds me of taiwan too.. scooters rules the street. =)

late visit from TT, hope u can drop by
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Mel C. said...

oi, ang bibo nang pictures :) looks like a busy day for the road. visiting from TT.

Travelholic said...

Awww! What a chaos! LOL. It maybe that full and crowded, but I'm sure it was a lot of fun! :)

Thanks for joining last week's TT! Please join again for this week' linky is now up!

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a busy street this is Sis :-) many vehicles to look out :-) Dropping from last weeks TT

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