Tag archive for "Motorbike culture"

Photo Documentaries, Vietnam

Panning for Photos In Vietnam

13 Comments 22 November 2013

I stood on the street corner early one morning in Saigon with my camera.  As the next wave of motorbike traffic sped by I was ready – the camera viewfinder was up to my eye and I was ready to get in sync with the traffic whizzing by me.  I’d catch a motorbike through my [...]

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Saigon Unseen

15 Comments 22 October 2013

Many travelers talk about wanting have more local experiences – but how far will you go to get access to those experiences? One of the main things locals do in Saigon is ride motorbikes – so would you get on the back of one to ride around like the locals do? Most people think that [...]

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Inside My Head

A Look Back and Forward for 2010

7 Comments 31 December 2009

Years seem to slide in and out of my life like visits to countries; they are often too short. Plus, when you look back at them they always seem better than the actual moment. I have been busy working on some new resolutions for the year for my other website, Briefcase to Backpack. In fact, [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Videos, Vietnam

Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 17

17 Comments 10 October 2009

Rush Hour Start from the Beginning – Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 Resistance is Futile – Assimilation I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve become one of them. I wear a jacket (which I’m boiling in), a mask, a poncho, ….I’m a Vietnamese motorbike driver. I’ve become used to being squeezed into small places and driving [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Photo of the Week, Vietnam, Vietnam Photography

Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 16

17 Comments 04 October 2009

Start from the Beginning – Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 You won’t believe your eyes this week!  I’ve collected some of my recent motorbike photography that will amaze and baffle you.  After living here for a year, I’m still absolutely dumbfounded and tickled by what I see the Vietnamese strap to their motorbikes.  The motorbike culture here [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 15

7 Comments 25 September 2009

Start from the Beginning – Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 What’s in a Name? I’m going to state the obvious – I’m a girl. What I mean by that is I can exhibit typical girl traits at times; especially when it comes to my knowledge of cars. As long as I can remember, I’ve never really been [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Videos, Vietnam

The Dust Bowl

17 Comments 23 July 2009

I often wonder how many months the pollution and dust in Saigon will take off my life.  For this reason, I can’t imagine living here long term.  Hell, I imagine that living here long term is akin to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day! That may be an exageration, however no one really knows what [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 14

9 Comments 13 July 2009

Start from the Beginning – Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 The Great Horn Divide No matter how hard I try, I just can’t do it. I lose the mental battle every time. I tell myself to be calm, patient, understanding – but then it happens – BEEP, BEEP BEEEEEP, BEEP, BEEP; and after the 3rd time of [...]

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Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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