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    Saw this in Ho Chi Minh City the other day. I thought the vent on the roof was a novel inclusion.

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    How do you like crossing the roads there? We were there a few months ago and Saigon is probably better doing that than everywhere else in Vietnam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    Saw this in Ho Chi Minh City the other day. I thought the vent on the roof was a novel inclusion.
    Does it have a solid roof instead of the rag top?

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    Trying to cross the road is a high risk activity. Check this traffic out. They don't care much for stop lights either.
    Not sure if the 2CV roof was metal or plastic, but it definitely was solid.

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    I rode an old Vespa out of Saigon down to My Tho in the 90's, that wassomewhat stressful!

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    Default crossing roads

    in Phnom Penh you have to dodge the elephants as well......

    and then try crossing the gobi desert in a snow storm

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    I rode an old Vespa out of Saigon down to My Tho in the 90's, that wassomewhat stressful!
    I flew out of Saigon on 12 May 1970. It wasn't stressful at all. Indeed it was a wonderful feeling.

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    The closest I've been to Saigon was at my local Vietnamese bakery..

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    I would have thought flying is much safer than riding a vespa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I flew out of Saigon on 12 May 1970. It wasn't stressful at all. Indeed it was a wonderful feeling.

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    Was that in a Hercules?

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    Hi - I didn't bother crossing roads when Mrs Whippet & I visited in Jan this year. I more enjoyed the style of river cruising!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvr View Post
    Was that in a Hercules?
    No. A Qantas Boeing 707 with FREE beer until it ran out near Darwin. The toilet tanks were full and we had to cross our legs until Sydney. I think there was a complete look of bewilderment by airport staff and waiting families at the mass stampede to the toilets.

    Once we had marked our territories, we were able to resort to our dormant "human" persona and greet our families and friends.

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    Ha Noi is much, much better. They don't worry about lights and 50% of scooters have the rear view mirrors removed or turned in.
    If you want to cross the road, just walk, you are like a stick in a stream, they just flow around you. My greatest time is to be a pillion passenger on a scooter in the traffic. They even ride against the traffic on a one way street. Have a hair cut on the street and get your ears cleaned as part of the service.
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    An old lady grabbed me by the arm and dragged me out into the traffic as I stood pondering a technique for crossing the road in Hanoi. I figured she saw me as an expendable westerner. It almost worked. Except we both arrived safely at our destinations. Tricky stuff though. The best thing I saw on my travels there was this English guy who I saw by coincidence throughout the month I was there, several times from a distance ranting and raving at some local about how his trip was being stuffed up and yelling abuse to nonplussed locals, very funny to watch. Was it not Noel Coward who penned "Mad dogs and Englishmen"in Vietnam? I think it was!

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    I reckon a white stick and dark glasses always works, not only in Vietnam but beyond.

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