Monday Moment: Vietnam Moto Taxi

26.August 2012

Monday Moment, Vietnam

Vietnam Moto Taxi

In Vietnam the fastest, and most economical, way of getting around is the moto-taxi.

Just like regular taxis, moto-taxi drivers hang out on every street corner waiting for customers. We would simply walk up, point at the map as to where we wanted to go, negotiate a price, and hop on the back.

Even if we had all our bags with us; the driver would arrange them around his, and our, feet and off we would go.

My biggest tip for using moto-taxis is to strap the helmet on your head. I failed this step only once and lost my helmet in the middle of a huge, motorcycle-filled, intersection. Frantically, I started flapping my hands in front of the drivers face in the internationally recognized hand signal for ‘I’ve lost your helmet. You need to stop!’ He eventually understood that I wasn’t just waving to Jason on the other bike and pulled over allowing me to run back through the traffic to retrieve it. Good times.




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4 Responses to “Monday Moment: Vietnam Moto Taxi”

  1. Hogga Says:

    I would never think of traveling this way but you’ve given me something to consider!
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  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Says:

    Cool shot! Love the guy giving you a peace sign!!!

  3. Arti Says:

    What a wonderful shot! And loved the story too!
    Have a nice day :)
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  4. sasha @ esholidays Says:

    Loving this photo…sums up the Vietnamese roads. Lots of mopeds and hectic driving :).