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My Tho, Vietnam -- Michelle Springer, Webster Fellow This is one of my favorite photos of the trip to Vietnam so far--taken from the van window on the way to Saigon. The traffic here almost compares to India, except I don't fear for my life while driving (like I did in India, due to the number of vehicles bigger than us on the road). I fear, instead, for the "scooter-ists'" lives. Walking across the street is a different matter, of course. The biggest object on the road usually wins, I guess. I have seen five people on one scooter, usually two adults and children of varying ages. It almost hurts just to see the babies and toddlers balancing on someone's leg, weaving in and out of traffic precariously.