Yep, finally got around to washing my motorbike today. It was actually a harder feat than expected. It was difficult to find a rua xe near my house. There used to be one in the next alleyway but they shut down. A friend in the past who used to own a rua xe told me that it never made much money so they close down a lot.
Luckily on the canal near the two Pham Van Hai cross bridges, I found a rua xe. Three motorbikes were ahead of me. As I was sitting, I noticed the rain clouds approaching. Scary. The point was to remove all the mud and dirt from my bike 🙂
Anyway, I made it back to my house at 11 AM. The rainstorm did not hit until 12:30 PM but luckily I was on my friend’s motorbike while mine was safe and dry at home.
It cost only 10,000 VND to wash my motorbike. The price has really not changed much since 2004. I can see why many rua xes are closing down.