Top Gear Vietnam Special
This morning they have cast on the television program Top Gear in Vietnam. For those who don't know, Top Gear is a program of the English string BBC whose main theme are the cars.
Chapter of which we speak is in 2008, specifically the season 12, Episode 28, called Top Gear special in Vietnam.
Top Gear Vietnam Special programFor this special the guys from Top Gear went to Vietnam with a mission: travel around the country starting with the South and ending in the North (in the) Halong Bay) With a total budget of 15 million VND.
It reflects in a more or less amusing everyday situations and cultural clashes that occur when landing in Vietnam... watch it further.
Vietnam currencyTo see the shoe box full of millions of Dong (15 million dong, to be exact) our friends at Top Gear is thought they were going to be the richest in the country... will soon much to realize that that amount does not account for over 450€ (see Vietnam currency).
Top Gear Vietnam Special 15 million Dongs
Note: For those who wonder where this photograph was taken, the answer is at the gates of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Trafficking in VietnamA gesture as daily as crossing the street by a pedestrian crossing, becomes a sport of risk in Vietnam. In Vietnam the traffic does not stop before a pedestrian, entails some practice be able to cross the Street between trafficking in Vietnam.
Top Gear Vietnam crossing busy street
As you can see in the photo, the guys from Top Gear crossed the street side by side, no go single file. Here you have a video demonstration of how to cross the street (and for anyone, a Photos of Hanoi traffic).
Top Gear Vietnam transportAs explained in the article Vietnam and motorbikesa car in Vietnam has a price prohibitive, plus our protagonists of Top Gear not had much cash to complete her adventure, made in the special program of Vietnam players in Top Gear used motorcycle, the favorite transport of the Vietnamese people, rather than cars.
Top Gear Vietnam Special bikes Vietnam
Although there are other alternatives with respect to Transportation in Vietnam, A car program would not have been riding on the same bus or train.
Climate of VietnamVietnam's climate is tropical, which means that temperatures are around 30 ° C all year round and that they only have 2 stations: the dry season and the rainy season (see information on Vietnam).
While it is true that it rains a lot in London, the intensity of tropical rain Vietnam is not comparable to a downpour by Piccadilly Circus (London, Saigon, Hanoi), This makes what at first was going to be a nice bike ride, it becomes an odyssey Aquática on a motorcycle.
Top Gear Vietnam climate and tropical rain
Eating in VietnamTo regain strength and to protect us from the rain, nothing better than stopping to eat in a restaurant, but in a Vietnamese restaurant street.
Plastic tables (or if we're lucky, metal), tiny little chairs and stools furniture is typical of any street stall or restaurant food.
Top Gear eating at a restaurant street in Vietnam
Displaying a photograph of the Top Gear team and our Photos of HanoiThis restaurant is a street restaurant high standard. In this kind of street restaurants, you can sample a variety of dishes Vietnamese cuisine.
Halong BayAs it could not be otherwise, the Top Gear program elected as final stage to dismiss this special program the Halong Bay.
Natural setting of incomparable beauty, is the perfect spot to reflect all that Vietnam has to offer and how for a bargain price can enjoy a fantastic Cruise on Halong Bay.
Top Gear in Vietnam browsing Halong Bay boat
Top Gear Vietnam Special - Halong Bay
More on Top Gear in Vietnam
- Top Gear Vietnam Special The official site of Top Gear from BBC
- Cities of Vietnam Tourism in Vietnam's cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An and more
- Halong Bay The bay of the descendants of the dragon, in the north, the famous Halong Bay
- Vietnam Luxury Cars Facts about luxury cars that we see on the streets of Vietnam