Motorbike Madness

Riding my Yamaha Nouvo Around Town:

I ride a motorbike in Vietnam. Am I mad? Many expats and Vietnamese alike may consider me mad but I consider riding a motorbike in a country with no traffic rules (well traffic rules that people obey) exciting!!!

HCMC Motorbike

Traffic congestions are quite normal in a city with literally millions of motorbikes.

HCMC Motorbike

My two year old 115cc Yamaha Nouvo parked in my house. The Yamaha Nouvo is quite popular in Vietnam.

HCMC Motorbike

I am transporting Lucky to my girlfriend’s house. Yes, Lucky is sitting comfortably between my legs. Dogs can be trained to ride on a motorbike. Lucky, as a puppy, is doing quite well on the trips to my girlfriend’s house. On the way back home, I have to keep her in a bag or she will run.

HCMC Motorbike

After leaving my girlfriend’s house, I take Dien Bien Phu street, one of the main busy streets in Saigon.

HCMC Motorbike

On the way to Thu Duc District. Buses are a common hazard. They blast their horns to warn you that they are coming. Since they take up so much space, sometimes any room between the bus and side of the road is plenty of room to pass for a motorbike (which I did).

HCMC Motorbike

I am following a $8,600 US motorbike (150cc Honda SH). She kept her blinker on for most of the trip to the Saigon Bridge.

HCMC Motorbike

View of the Saigon River. On the otherside is the Thu Duc District, my final destination for the day.

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