I really liked Saigon, and I really like the name “Saigon.” I think the traffic was one of the sights to see; it was crazy, so I rode in it, and took photos.
Here’s a self-timed portrait with my host, Charles. Look how dope we are chillin’ for the camera and holding up two fingers. It was great staying with him, and not in a guesthouse or hostel; it made me feel slightly legitimate.
I took the taxi in Saigon when I was going somewhere with Charles, but I cycled otherwise. Bicycling in Saigon was much better. I needed my iPhone with GPS to navigate around but the city is quite manageable and small enough.
And the traffic in Saigon is exciting. Definitely like a video game. You have to anticipate the potential moves of lots of motor scooters, and you have to throw yourself into oncoming traffic if you need to make a left turn. I feel quite accomplished for surviving it and actually getting used to it. Now I think I could manage cycling in any city in the world.
I took this photo during 5 pm rush hour in Saigon