Preview: Contrasting Motorcycle Scenes in Vietnam

Since I still have to blog about another local trip, I thought I’d give a preview of my first international solo travel when I went to Vietnam and Cambodia (November 26 to December 4, 2011.)  The following clips are contrasting scenes involving motorcycles in Vietnam.

Motorcycle Madness in Saigon from Liquid Druid on Vimeo.

Try crossing the street through that!

The first clip above shows a busy intersection at night in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) which I took when I was roaming the city on foot.  It might have been the corner of Nguyen Thai Hoc St. and either Pham Ngu Lao St. or Le Lai St.  (I don’t really remember.)  The second clip below was taken from the back of a motorcycle being driven by my guide, Mr. Binh, when I was touring Mui Ne – a place that’s 5 hours away northeast of Saigon.  Note the disparity of vehicular volume in the 2 scenes.

“Easy Riding” in Mui Ne from Liquid Druid on Vimeo.

One of the most common ways of seeing the sights in Mui Ne is via “Easy Rider” – tour guides on motorcycles that offer to take individual tourists from one spot to another for a fixed fee.

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This entry is part of the Vietnam-Cambodia series dated November 27 – December 3, 2011:

1. Preview: Contrasting Motorcycle Scenes in Vietnam
2. Preview: Temple-hunting in Cambodia
3. Suggested 7-day Itinerary for Vietnam and Cambodia
4. Budget Estimate for a 7-day Vietnam-Cambodia Tour
5. Vietnam-Cambodia, Day 1 – Arrival in Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, City Tour
6. Vietnam-Cambodia, Day 2 & 3 – A 13-hour bus ride, Angkor Wat at Dawn
7. Vietnam-Cambodia, Day 3 – All-day Temple-hopping in Siem Reap
8. Vietnam-Cambodia, Day 4 – Beng Mealea and Koh Ker
9. Vietnam-Cambodia, Day 5 & 6 – Two bus rides to Mui Ne
10. Vietnam-Cambodia, Day 6 – Mui Ne’s Natural Attractions
11. Vietnam-Cambodia, Day 7 – Last-minute tour of Saigon
12. Vietnam-Cambodia Travel Tips
13. The 24-hour Mui Ne Travel Guide

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2 thoughts on “Preview: Contrasting Motorcycle Scenes in Vietnam

    • Sa simula lang nakakatakot. Once sanay ka na, it’s quite easy. The motorcycles will avoid you naman as long as you walk in a steady pace. Mas ayaw nila yung patigil-tigil ka. :)

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