two-wheeled traffic. There are about 7 million people living in Saigon, and more than half as many scooters (roughly 4 million) – they’re everywhere. And to make it more interesting, traffic lights don’t seem to fullfil more than a decorative purpose over there, so crossing a street is like a real life version of the oldschool videogame “frogger“, only you don’t have to save a virtual frog but your actual skin. Mopeds are actually the local sedans, and it is not unusual to see whole families riding on Vespas… Luckily legislators are taking the situation quite seriously, and helmets are required for all riders. Well, almost all, as children above 13 can go unbothered. Seriously.
Hô Chí Minh City (HCMC)
A set of shots from the island of Palawan in the Philippines. Great beaches, great people, and nothing to worry about.
Last post on Vietnam, this one is just a few colourful people spoted on markets across the country. Markets are actually one of the highlights …