This trip is another exceptional adventure
. . . “typical” of GlobeRiders! The sights to
see, the people to meet, their cultures to observe, the places
to stay, their food to eat, and the wonderful riding - all
combine to fulfill one's highest expectations.
The traffic is great! White seemingly chaotic at first, it
actually works Firmly keeping the guideline of making no
sudden movement in mind, it really flows well! Forget the
absolutes of what one is used to at home . . . lanes . .
. passing protocol . . . road rage (there ain't none!).
With jillions of scooters and smaller bikes
(all 175cc and under) swarming in, out, and around like insects,
there surfaces a pattern that is fun to participate in. Bikes
usually pass on the right shoulder or in a dedicated lane.
There may be oncoming traffic of other scooters on that shoulder,
but you give way and things flow. There's a lot of horn honking,
but it's only saying "I'm here". It's sort of like
driving in a flowing formation . . . kinda’ fun! The
advantage of our larger bikes is that we are able to pass
on either side.
The history of the Vietnam war brings to mind hearing of
places like Saigon, Pleiku, Danang, Hue, and now one is able
to see these places. The people are progressive, hard working.
It's been 35 years since the US bailed out of here, so most
of the people don't remember the actual war. 84 million people
with over 80 million of them subservient to the 3-4 million.
Corruption reportedly is horrendous, so what's new!!?? Here
Great trip so far!