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Previous | :: River of Motorbikes : Saigon : Vietnam | April 24, 2014, 3:16 pm

River of Motorbikes : Saigon : Vietnam
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Jacko was reminding me to put up some pictures from the madness of Saigon traffic ....... he wants to see some of the images I made that show the mega reliance on scooters and motorbikes and the culture that creates :-)))).

It is after all the first thing that strikes you when you arrive in that mighty City ........ a place that is half known by its old name of Saigon and half known by its newer name of Ho Chi Minh City ..........

Yeah, the first thing you think when you arrive is how on earth am I gonna cross the road ? ........ cos the roads are like flowing rivers of constant motorbike traffic ...............

My 'ol mate JE was telling me the skill is walk out into the road and not look ....... Then the bikes will just flow round you ......... I did see numerous people doing just that ......... But I preferred to wait for relatively lower density traffic ....... and then walk out ...... and still vaguely look ........ but the main skill reamains the same as in the non looking method ...... It is to walk steadily at the same pace in a straight line without hesitation ....... no sudden moves or stops ....... the bikes do just flow round you ........ It is a total nightmare .......... hehehehe.............

Goodness knows how Jacko deals with it all day everyday :-)))))))))

Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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