Posted by: kim | July 26, 2007

Crossing the road in Saigon

If I thought the roads in Hanoi were tricky, the wider boulevards of Saigon are something else. Luckily there was some sort of traffic light system at this intersection that appeased the flow for a few brief seconds, but don’t assume the world will stop for you. They’ll only swerve behind you, so never walk backwards. Once your foot moves in front of the other, you have to keep walking ahead.



  1. Really scary. There are no other pedestrians! Does no one walk anywhere?

  2. Hi Kim

    Abi said you needed to get you comment quota up.

    Good to see you’re having a great time


  3. Martin: Yes, people seem to lurk a lot on this blog but don’t comment too much 😉

    Abi: No, people don’t walk unless completely necessary. It’s kind of like LA, but without cars. When other people see you walk, they’ll offer you a ride on their motorbike (Honda om – it means Honda embrace).

  4. Hi you guys – this is great I don’t know how you find the time to do this while you travel. British drivers tend adhere to the rules of the road, unlike most other parts of the world.

    I think people should run as well as walk, although I guess that would make you rather warm in that part of the world.


  5. it’s amazing the extra hours you can find in a day when the only things you have to wash are your undies, and you don’t have a proper job!

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