June 21, 2015

Vietnam: Motorbikes in HCMC

On the morning of day two in Ho Chi Minh City it was time for us to go to Chi's in Pham Ngu Lao and rent motorbikes. I think I can speak for the group and say this was something we were all really looking forward too.

Ever since we left Vietnam we have continued to talk about the days we scooted around the city on our Honda Waves. We learned how to drive like the Vietnamese - run red lights, drive up one ways, honk excessively and drive on sidewalks when there was a lot of traffic. You know, everything that our US drivers education course taught us was illegal. It had been five years since I shifted gears and scooted but it was just like riding a bike (pun indented) and before I knew it we were in the thick of the traffic on Hai Ba Trung Street.

I think I can confidently say that driving motorbikes in HCMC will be my favorite part of our two week trip in South East Asia. I mean, I bought a selfie stick for this exact moment. 

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