By guest blogger, Sophia Wright
Vietnam is completely different from all other countries I have visited so far. The amount of things happening everyday is overwhelming. It is just like another world and totally differs from home. I was very much expecting getting around the country to be surprising and challenging.
My impression about Ho Chi Minh City? It is chaos. There are more motorbikes than people. I like to call it Scooter City. Scooters have dominated the city, and when there is not enough space on the roads, people just drive on the pedestrians. “When you are in Rome, do as the Romans do” so I booked a scooter road trip from a tour company to discover around the city and Mekong Delta.
I had seen photos on internet showing different things that carried on their scooters in Southeast Asia but up until I visited Vietnam, I had not actually witnessed it…by thousands. Yes, people carry strange, ridiculous and crazy things that you can think of on the bikes. Sitting on the back of the tour guide’s bike, I was happily observing the changing scenery. Well, here are some of the funny things that I captured on Vietnam roads.
I have no idea how he managed to keep heavy sacks in place while riding
The crazy number of snacks crammed onto this man’s motorbike.
Surprising: President Hochiminh on the ride!!! He seems to be pleased and comfortable on the chair while observing the city though.
Tell me which photo is your favourite?