Bikespotting From Inches Away in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Old Saigon is a blur of motorbikes, and few locales showcase the sheer ubiquitousness and variety of Vietnam's favorite mode of transport better than Trần Hưng Đạo Roundabout. Shimmy into the street as far as you dare and hold tight to your courage as the wheels roll by only inches from your eyes—or camera lens. Motorbikes are more than a means of getting around: they are Ho Chi Minh's lifeblood, the coursing stuff of the city's concrete veins. New York has the Statue of Liberty, and Hong Kong its majestic skyline, but the identity of Ho Chi Minh is almost unidentifiable—a flash of color, the engine's buzz, and a puff of dust behind.