M8. Bicycle with an Engine

Sometimes you see something like this. It certainly was a bicycle but I don't know how, where and by whom it was transformed to a motorbike.  Can anybody tell me? (HCMC, Feb. 2003)


M7. US & UK

Vietnamese people, at least the young generation, forgive former enemies. This photo is the evidence. Stars and stripes neckties are also available. On the other hand, has anyone discovered tricolor riders? Maybe the design is not suitable for scarves. (Hanoi, Jul. 2003)


M6. Soft Hat

This minority lady came to Dien Bien Phu's central market for a big shopping. She is waiting by DREAM II for her husband and together they will go home. A hard hat is now compulsory on rural roads, and there is one for him. But I don't think she will wear one. (Dien Bien Phu, Sep. 2004)


M5. Going Home

One common urban site is shuttling kids to and from school. Parents usually do it, but if they are busy xe om will do. If you want to witness them, just hang around any school in late afternoon. (HCMC, Mar. 2004)


M4. No Alternatives

Minsk models are still in vogue in northern mountains. If you go to Sapa and decide to do trekking (which you must), chances are that you must hire them to go down a mountain road to where the minority villages are. The one my wife was riding slipped and fell. The road to Lao Cai is now OK but the other side is still very treacherous. (Sapa, Sep. 2002)


M3. Another Moto Lovers

Please compare M2 and M3. This is another popular riding style especially when the lady wears a skirt or ao dai. Which do you prefer? (Hanoi, Sep. 2004)


M2. Reunification Palace

The man hardly has any choice but the lady can select from different riding styles to express her affection. Dress and footwear must also match. If I can get funding, I would like to classify motorbike lovers and study the impact of riding on the romantic life in Vietnam. (HCMC, Mar. 2004)


M1. Mother's Love

It is not yet as bad as Bangkok or Manila, but you still have to be careful about respiratory health. A child must definitely be protected. It is one of the most beautiful scenes associated with Vietnamese riders. But is it really effective? (Hanoi, Sep. 2003)