Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saigon Cowboys!!

One my last afternoon in Saigon I witnessed an interesting scene on the street.  Two different motorbikes were roaring through the street against traffic and both had gun waiving passengers on the back.  I had a clear look at the guns.  The first one looked real to me and the second was definitely a fake.  Vietnamese citizens are not allowed to own guns.  So either these guys had just robbed someone or stolen some motorbikes.  Vietnam is generally a tightly controlled country that is very safe.  I was surprised by the lack of police presence there.  You see almost no police anywhere.  I compare this to NYC where there are police EVERYWHERE.  I talked to some Vietnamese about the police and they assured me there are secret police that we don't see.

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