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"Traffic" Traffic Tip by Jim_Eliason

Traffic, Ho Chi Minh City: 30 reviews and 33 photos

by Jim_Eliason

HCM traffic is just a constant flow of motorcycles with few traffic lights. Those that are there are mostly ignored. Do you remember the eighties video game Frogger? The only way to cross a street is to wade out into the sea of motorcycles and hope they miss you. Walk slow and deliberate and they will try to avoid you. However, don't try this advice in other cities as you will get run over.

Address: Ho Chi Minh City

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 18, 2009
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    lol i can relate to this from here in Xian after 15 years since my last trip to china when I used to get a scarey laugh inside taxis playing dodgem cars!...and still do especially now theres so many more motorbikes instead of bicycles!


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