01 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Quận 1 Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Photo by Cuong Duc Phuong
Sidecar ToursThere’s a telling local observation that says this municipality of some 7 million people has almost the same number of two-wheelers on its roads. Scooters are an intrinsic part of Ho Chi Minh City’s fabric, zipping down its streets, hurtling along sidewalks, and parked in packs outside stores, offices, and markets. They are also a popular method of seeing the city for visitors wanting an experiential tour—and for watching the driver joust with traffic. A more unique, and certainly more comfortable, way to view the city is in a sidecar attached to a Russian Ural motorcycle. Sidecar Adventure Vietnam takes passengers out on trips in renovated sidecars to explore the city’s street food, its bustling Chinatown, and local shops and other highlights off the beaten-tourist path.