In Saigon, one must learn how to navigate through the narrow alleyways if you want a house in a quiet area, i.e. a house where you can hear the birds chirp in the morning. It can be nerve wracking and do not be surprised if a part of your bike OR your body scrap against a building or two.
(Walking along the alleyway in front of my house with Dominic, my housemate)
(Many shops are closed during the day but they open up in the evenings narrowing this alleyway even more)
(Yes, my motorbike can get through here)
(Only one motorbike at a time can pass here)