Here there and everywhere…
Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on April 23, 2011
Following breakfast, we decided to take a tour of the city, hiring four bike taxis for the morning – though the two guys stuck with Jamie and I were sorely disappointed and the other two, stuck with the girls were over the moon! However, Jamie tried to make amends by hugging his moped pilot for the whole duration – much to the amusement of us, the other pilots (who kept shouting ‘I love you’ and bizarrely, ‘Michael Jackson..?’ and the rest of the moped riding Vietnamese!
It was a fantastic way to see the city and not at all daunting, though darting about and zipping inside and outside of other veichles and at one stage, into oncoming traffic certainly wakes you up. However, the Vietnamese are born with these bikes, constantly you see whole families aboard these bikes from newly born babies through to five generations with Grandma Hoi hanging on the back for dear life!
At one stage I heard a huge horn and looking over my left shoulder I was confronted by a huge bus, it’s bumper literally 3 inches from our back wheel! We were aboard for a good 90 minutes before finishing up where we started, the cost – about $3US each, well worth it!