How to cross the road

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March 7th 2011
Published: March 7th 2011
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In Cambodia, don't worry about pedestrian crossings they don't take much notice, just pick a spot and step slowly onto the road. Then walk slowly across but with determination. The cars and motos are going fairly slowly and will slow down or politely swerve around you and you will get across safely.

In Saigon, similarly don't worry about pedestrian crossings, nobody takes any notice here at all. They hardly even take any notice of the lights. Just pick a spot and step slowly onto the road. Then walk firmly across but be ready to run because they are going fast and they ain't going to stop for no-one. (This also true sometimes for crossing footpaths where the moto riders also go).

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8th March 2011

inflicted with affability
well done Laurie - made it to Saigon and still dodging the traffic safely. Imagine Vietnam residents will have more English speakers than Cambodia - just hope you manage to have a chat with a few of them. Shouldn't be long now when heading home to the land without a blemish and ready to vote for freedom in New South Wales . Safe journey Luv Mum & Dad

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