The guide books and other publications warn against taking the Cyclo pedicabs in Ho Chi Minh City, so we avoided them. Well, at least until we found ourselves trapped at the riverfront with multi-lanes of very heavy traffic between us and where we wanted to go.
Two friendly pedi cab drivers offered their services. After a quick fare negotiation we mounted the contraptions. The drivers steered us out into traffic to a chorus of scooter and auto horns. After reminding myself I did have medical coverage I relaxed and actually enjoyed the experience.
The only time I lost my composure was when we swerved slightly and a bus passed just millimeters to my left.
For about 10USD these guys will give you the grand tour of HCMC. It’s a fun way to get around the city and a great opportunity to get some wonderful pictures of life on the streets.
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