When I reached Ho Chi Minh City I was overwhelmed by their transport system not because it’s good but it’s because it’s very chaotic. There were no presences of MRT or LRT. Bus were limited and the only convenient mode of public transportation is taxi. What all locals use as means of transportation is the motor bike. Would you believe that the ratio of motor bike there is 1:1. Even woman drive their own motor bike. What even surprises me is that they do drive even when wearing shirt or office attire with those heels on and still they can manage to drive their motor bikes.
You may ask how the condition on the road was. Well, there were more motor bikes versus the private cars and taxis and buses. If one wishes to drive their cars they should be extra careful for their will be a motor bike that will appear in front of you. And if one may wish to cross the street, don’t wait for the cars to stop before you cross because that would not happen. You cross the street then that’s time they will avoid you but they will still drive through. They don’t even respect the traffic signs such as pedestrian lanes and traffic lights. In short there were no traffic rules. That’s why if you intend to go to a place you should give at least thirty (30) minutes to one (1) hour for the traveling time even for a short distance for the traffic jam is every where. And worst if it rains it will surely flood. Also just a tip if you want to roam the city you have to ask someone to write the place in Vietnamese language in a piece of paper and show it to the taxi driver for they don't know how to speak English and they will not understand you also.
I can’t even imagine how locals survive with this situation but they did survive after all. If only there were trains or more buses on the street people will not have to buy motorbike and the road will be more organized. Just my thought.
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~