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Ho Chi Minh City: commuters at dawn

Start the day at 6am and cruise the city with motorbike driver looking trying to understand how the city wakes up. Yes, it is little late – early risers are mostly likely in the park Tai Chi-ing at 4am, but early enough to catch the rush hour. The driver is a strong silent type – over course of 5 hours he didn’t speak one word, not that that was a problem with lots of non-verbal communication, smiles, a gentle squeeze on the shoulder and he would pull in to let me dismount. His charge? 20,000 Vietnamese Dong (1 Euro) per hour, plus breakfast and all the mule-kick coffee he can drink.