Busy, Busy City
Trip Start Aug 22, 2012
63Trip End Jun 16, 2013
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Wow!! What a bustling city Saigon is! We thought the traffic of Phnom Penh was crazy. Well, Saigon's is faster, there is more of it, far fewer bicycles, no tuk-tuks and more aggression. I made the mistake of doing what I would naturally do when stepping out in traffic and realizing it was unsafe - I bee-lined it back to the curb. This, however, in Saigon is a big no-no because the traffic is always moving like water and fills in anywhere there is a gap. So in that moment of panic as I headed back to the curb I collided with a motor scooter
A day trip down to the Mekong Delta proved to be comprised primarily of transportation - bus, boat, different boat, another different boat, one more different boat and a bus with a few local sites thrown in. Probably not that bad if you like tours which we typically don't.
Vietnam, at least so far as we have seen and read, is filled with entrepreneurs. Everyone is working diligently and trying to sell something. And the country appears to be prospering from this orientation. We shall see as we travel more of the country.