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Saigon Postcard No. 15: Birthright Balance

Navigating traffic with absurdly overburdened motorbikes comes as second nature to Saigoneers.

From live pigs to freezers to mattresses to bathtubs, everyone has a story of the wildest thing they've seen strapped to a bike. It's unclear what is more impressive: the feat of squeezing through scutchells and racing down highways with such seemingly precarious cargo or the nonchalance with which it's done.

Take a look at the familiar Saigon scene below (click to flip):


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