By Laura Nalin
A few years ago I almost didn’t consider moving to Southeast Asia purely out of fear that I wouldn’t know how to get around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I was pretty dead set on relocating to Taiwan as there was a guaranteed, well-connected public transportation system in place. However, the pull of Vietnam was too strong and so I decided to fearlessly take the hectic city head-on. The main reason I was skeptical about moving to Saigon is because of a motorbike accident I’d gotten into in 2014 in a small northern town called Mai Chau.