Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Motorbike Diaries make good reading

I just discovered a set of entertaining blog posts from an American who is riding a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (a k a Saigon):

The Motorbike Diaries - Vol. 1 In the first episode, Sherry (a 30-something American woman who fled the corporate world and a life in New York City) describes what it's like to trust your life to a speed-crazed Vietnamese guy who shuttles you around Saigon on the back of his 125cc motorbike.

The Motorbike Diaries - Vol. 4 The story of the first day that Sherry rode solo in the city!

The Motorbike Diaries - Vol. 8
In which Sherry demonstrates she has become a real scooterist (in less than two months!).

The Motorbike Diaries - Vol. 9 Sherry shares photos of how Vietnamese scooterists use rain gear very cleverly while they are riding.

P.S. For my own first-hand view of scooter traffic in Saigon, see this video.

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Blogger mose said...

Hi Mindy! I have been watching your blog, hoping that you would write a report on the Greek Scooter Rally. This is interesting about Viet Nam, but would like to hear your story. I'm living in Gainesville too!

July 01, 2009 3:41 PM  
Blogger Mindy McAdams said...

Hi, Mose. We had a lot of fun -- I haven't finished posting all my photos yet, but some of them are here

July 01, 2009 3:45 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Thanks for finding me and highlighting my journey into Vietnamese motorbike culture! Oh, if I could only mount a video cam to my bike that wouldn't get stolen...then you could really see it! Cheers!
PS - I love being called 30'something'!

July 02, 2009 12:50 PM  

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