One of the best (and most popular) things to do while in Sa Pa is to visit the day markets held by different ethnic groups. These are not in downtown Sa Pa but various locations some distance away depending on the day of the week. We were able to visit the Tuesday Cốc Ly market that … More Sa Pa day 2: Among the Hmong
After about a week in Sài Gòn, Misou and I decided we should get out and see more of the surrounding area. So we went down to “Whiteyville” (our affectionate name for the few blocks surrounding the Sinh Tourism office in Sài Gòn, where all the Australians, Frenchmen, Americans, and Russians hang out and eat … More Cao Đài and Củ Chi
Just to give you an idea of what traffic is like here. Taken on a Sunday evening on a fairly large but not a main avenue (Phan Đăng Lưu near Phú Nhuận Intersection). We were standing on a sidewalk in this video.
Now this feels like Southeast Asia … Motorbikes with babies pressed between a dad up front and a mom who’s riding sidesaddle on the back with a flip-flopped foot resting tenuously on the tailpipe … Taximen and cyclists dodging fearless pedestrians, all flowing forward en masse with few traffic lights at the intersections and no traffic laws … More Sài Gòn: Shinjuku on Motorbikes