Patience and the LawI drove over to my favorite cheap eats restaurant in the Backpacker Area in District 1, Lam Café on Bui Vien Street. When I say cheap eats…I mean it…I can get lemon grass beef with rice and a mango smoothie for $2 US.

Change that smoothie to a beer and it’s $2.25…hooray! My driving route to Lam’s takes me through one of the busiest intersections in District 1 – Tran Hung Dao Ave and Nguyen Thai Hoc St.

As I was coming upon this ultra busy intersection, I looked ahead and saw that it was much more of a mess than it normally was. Bikes and cars were backed up everywhere; but it was too late to turn around now. Actually, I lie, you can always turn around in HCMC, there are no rules about flipping a U-turn or driving the wrong way down a street, or driving down a sidewalk for that matter. But I try to avoid these things whenever possible. I feel like I’m doing my good deed to Vietnamese society by following driving rules and setting a good example. Considering the fact that I seem to be a spectacle out on the road as everyone can’t help but stare at me, it seems as if at least I should do something good if I have their attention…right? Ok – back to the intersection, trouble is looming ahead and I have kept you hanging…

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