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They say you don't really live in Saigon until you start to drive your own motorbike. There are so many motorbikes swarming the streets, from Dreams to Waves to Nouvos to Dylans to Vespas to Mios, it makes it a challenge to cross the streets. Even when the stoplights are red, a stray motorbike is likely to whip around the corner, going the wrong way, to avoid traffic. Pedestrians in Saigon may imagine they have reached a safe haven once they get back on the sidewalk on the other side of the street, having successfully crossed without being maimed. But watch out for 12 year olds on Honda Dream bikes roaring down the sidewalk to find a parking space.
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They say you don't really live in Saigon until you start to drive your own motorbike. There are so many motorbikes swarming the streets, from Dreams to Waves to Nouvos to Dylans to Vespas to Mios, it makes it a challenge to cross the streets.  Even when the  stoplights are red, a stray motorbike is likely to whip around the corner, going the wrong way, to avoid traffic.  Pedestrians in Saigon may imagine they have reached a safe haven once they get back on the sidewalk on the other side of the street, having successfully crossed without being maimed.  But watch out for 12 year olds on Honda Dream bikes roaring down the sidewalk to find a parking space.