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Vietnam -... by motorbike... again

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

After a short one-night stop in Huế, I leave.

Huế is a very, too, touristy city for me.

Beggars, insistent sellers of bling-blings, hordes of tourists...

you will understand that despite all the beauty that the city has to offer, I only stayed there for one day.

So I head to Hội An.

To get there, I have to go through the Hải Vân mountain pass. Wow... La Mauricie National Park times 1000. I would have liked to shoot a nice little video and take nice little photos, but I chose instead to fully appreciate the road and use Youtube to make you live a part of my experience.


Emerging country - motorcycles - pollution

In 3 years, Vietnam has gone from one of the poorest countries in the world to an emerging country. GDP per capita is more than ten times what it was in the mid-1980s, and with state revenues having increased significantly, the government is able to invest heavily in long-term infrastructure and development projects. education.

This prosperity allowed the Vietnamese to motorize. Between 1995 and 2016, the number of motorbikes in Vietnam multiplied by 13, bringing the number of 2-wheelers to more than 52 million, i.e. one motorbike per two people, including babies and old people. Cars are more rare, one car for 30 people.

Here the motorcycle, or rather the scooter, is used for everyone and everything. It can carry the entire inventory of a grocery store, a Christmas tree, a pig, a crop of vegetables and even a family of five.

However, this new wealth has a counterpart. Vehicle pollution has earned Hanoi the uncoveted title of one of the most polluted capitals in the world.

When I arrive in Hội An, I feel good. This city on a human scale has everything to please me. I'll tell you about it...

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