Motorbikes will forever remind me of Vietnam. In no other country are the two-wheeled transport more ubiquitous. They are every where, clogging up the small streets of Hanoi and roaring through the big boulevards of Ho Chi Minh City. The traffic is so dense and the lack of traffic rules so rampant that just crossing the street seems like an Olympic exercise in timing and agility. At first you follow the locals, a bit timid. Eventually you gain enough confidence that you decide it's time to ride a bike yourself.
It's a good decision -- do it! Riding a motorbike in Vietnam is a thrill. Take a motorbike taxi, a motorbike tour, or simply ride around aimlessly exploring unseen corners of local cities and the countryside. There's a feeling of freedom and joy that will accompany your ride and certainly you'll want to do it again. I know I did...I still do! www.LaurenBercarich.com www.LaurenInAsia.com