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Ah...public busses in Vietnam...the stories we could tell...

the cramped seats, knees up to the neck,
the see-through hole to watch the road underneath

the driver trying to overtake two other busses
- in one go

bags everywhere, livestock, smick-smack food

the driver changing his mind
and stepping on the brake to avoid
a frontal collision

the endlesss yakety-yak talk,
drivers stopping for a family visit,
bags of dogs piled on the roof
with (...) dripping down your window

the driver stopping at another
friend's restaurant,
the bus being stormed
by hard selling shouters,
travelling salesmen performances

and then race off and
stop to pick up more passengers
(whether they want to or not)

again trying to overtake other cars,
the LOUD horn
to scare bicycles off the road

bad accidents and close escapes...

...but also

lots of friendly people
and a slice of life
AS REAL AS ITS GETS!

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After 7 years, we will be returning to Vietnam this summer, so it's really ON THE ROAD AGAIN for us. We are looking forward!

Thanks for all your comments over the last year or so. I'll be back with more stories and pictures from roads less travelled by.

song title by Canned Heat

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