Day 320: Crazy traffic in Saigon 😮🙈🏍🚘🚲🚥🏙 If you have already been to Vietnam or you watched the videos of this post, you know that the main ingredient of the Vietnamese traffic are the scooters.🏍 When the traffic light🚥 turns green they start up in a synchronized, almost romantic way. They occupy all the street and if a car is brave enough to come in the opposite way they keep going. Nobody slows down.😮 Then the scooters start to leave the flock and move in any possible direction, no matters if it’s a sidewalk, a pedestrian street, an alley obviously too narrow for a motorbike or just another regular street.🙈 The main problem for the pedestrian is that traffic lights🚥 are extremely rare in Vietnam. Usually you have to cross the street knowing that nobody will stop. “To break” is not an action that Vietnamese drivers consider.
They don’t have the culture of respecting pedestrians. Ignoring them is a socially accepted behavior.😮 It’s important to keep in mind that, even if they never slow down, the drivers developed a sixth sense for avoiding the obstacles at the very last moment. The bad news is that sometimes they make a mistake.😮🙈 The best thing you can do is to pray and run very very fast. We spent 4 days in Ho Chi Minh City. We were even brave enough to join this crazy traffic by ordering a Grab moto taxi. My driver was an old grandpa who was driving more carefully than the others. Marlon's drive was kind of fast and furious experience. Both of us survived🙏
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