Hanoi City by Cyclo

If I was in Bangkok and someone suggested to try TukTuk, I probably decline and say I’ll just walk or take taxi. So when I saw the same mode of transportation in Hanoi, I hesitated – at first.

Our hotel host hired 2 cyclos for us at $7/hour each.


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April 8, 2009 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Our bus was mugged by motorcycles amidst a traffic jam!!

Everyone should somehow know that driving a motor in Ho Chi Minh gives a higher probability of accident. This motorcycle-city has 50 accidents every day. However, they still rule the road. Haha! Much like how people in Manila.


April 9, 2009 – Pho 24 Resto, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

I love fruit shakes. Not because Im on a healthy diet, but my parents raised us with healthy food and drinks, and that includes fruit shake every Sunday. This is Avocado shake in Pho 24 Resto, along the quiet and calm street of Ho Chi Minh.


April 10, 2009 – Mekong River, Vietnam

I saw this boatman waiting on his boat and watching the tourists having the first initial excitement for the yet-to-be-adventure boat ride in Mekong River.

The Mekong River is the 13th longest river in the world. The river runs in a number of countires: Tibet, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It ends at Mekong Bay in Vietnam.


April 9, 2009 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Seeing hundreds of motorcycles every day honking and driving in between cars with fast speed fed me up in Ho Chi Minh. If you think you can just bump a motorcycle in the Philippines because they look defenseless, think twice. In Vietnam, motorcycle is the king of the road. You wont be able to bump one motorcycle only with a little turn of steering wheel but dozen of them. There are approximately 50 motorcycles accidents happen in the city everyday.