In Saigon I ride the following: In Shanghai I ride this: Which one do you think is faster? My Ebike can go 80 km on one charge. I still prefer motorbikes though but in Shanghai the process to get a motorbike license is long and expensive. Related posts: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (October, 2016) […]
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I was riding around the traffic circle near the Ben Thanh Market today. There was a tourist in front of me crossing the crosswalk towards the bus station so I slowed down. To my right was a Honda SH who did not seem to slow down so I went a bit slower. There was little […]
I love this bike, the Honda Super Cubs are popular here in Vietnam. Too bad they are too small for me. I saw this Little Cub last Sunday afternoon. Related posts: Little “Super” Cub 2 – Saigon Motorbike being serviced Motorbike Parking at Baba’s Kitchen Crazy Saigon Motorbike Rider Packed Parking Garage at Vincom 2
I got in to an accident before Tet. A minivan hit my front tire knocking some rust into my fuel line. My motorbike stopped running due to the block fuel line about 3 days later. Luckily the local Yamaha Service Center was able to service it back to life. Related posts: Saigon from District 4 […]
Well, it is the Year of the Snake now. Today is Day 4 of the Tet New Year here in Vietnam. I rode my motorbike to Bien Hoa outside of Saigon to see a friend. I rode him back to Saigon during the early afternoon today. At the outskirts of Saigon, I was passing a motorbike in the left lane when the traffic police flagged me down. Yes. riding in the left lane even to pass is a traffic violation in Vietnam though you see many motorbikes doing this all the time. This will be my 3rd left lane violation during my nearly 9 years in Vietnam (all of my 3 traffic violations were left lane violations).
I did not see the traffic police until he flagged me. The traffic police had picked a very well hidden spot on the highway back to Saigon. This being Tet, the traffic police aimed on making as much money as they can on “legal” traffic violations. “Legal” here means, as you guessed it, none of the fines would actually go to the Vietnamese government. There were already motorbikes that were stopped by the time I was flagged with the riders “negotiating” (more…)