Taxi Driver : District One : Saigon

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Here is tonight’s taxi driver ……. in this shot he looks as if he is straight out of central casting ………. but he was a a very helpful knowledgeable driver …….. perhaps a little suspicious of my photography but hey I can live with that :-))))))))

Another friend of Marc’s here in Saigon jumped in a 4 wheel cab like this the other night having been on the back of a motorbike taxi that had either maliciously or mistakenly taken him in completely the wrong direction ……. after he realized what was happening……. and suspicious he was about to be robbed (the passenger) Marc’s friend, got off and refused to pay…. anything …….. much to the outrage of the Xe-Om guy (the scooter taxi man) he started threatening and attacking Marc’s friend ……….. luckily the friend ran to a cab the and the cab driver was very calm and drove away ……. the zilo guy continued to threaten and chase ……… much to the alarm of the friend……. finally the taxi driver lost the chasing angry scooter man. So the friend returned home unscathed ……… well he was unscathed …….. but the stress of the whole incident caused him to just completely pass out once he got home ……… he fell forward and broke his nose…….. how tragic is that…….. defeat from the jaws of victory.

Anyway I gather luckily he is now fine ……… and the broken nose is healing……… This city ……. its a weird mixture of chilled and way way stressy ……….. :-((((( :-////// :-))))))))) XXXXXXXXXXXX

Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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[ 24 ] comments

  • “its a weird mixture of chilled and way way stressy”…wait, that describes most photographers, lol.

    Harv.! @ April 13, 2014, 5:30 pm

  • Its true Harv …….. it certainly descibes the lives of most photographers certainly describes my life hehehe……… I think most photographers inclueding you would love this place bro :-)))))))Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Jezblog Siagon :-))))) XXXXX @ April 13, 2014, 8:35 pm

  • Might leave Saigon off my to do list then..Unless, I have a rugged experienced, been there done it photographer type to help keep us safe…. Do you know any??..Nice shot, even if he looks like he dont trust you…Thanks for texts Bro, Stay Safe xx

    PaulS @ April 14, 2014, 3:04 pm

  • Ah u would love it bro… Little bit of street smarts… Nothing u don’t get hanging out in Brum hehehehe…. The last thing u need for a relaxing day is a camera Christmas tree dude with you hehehehe…. I’ve done the wheels up thing in Saigon I am just about to wheels up in Guangzhou China … It’s looking pretty smoggy here :-)))
    Cheers bro Jez XX


    Jezblog China @ April 15, 2014, 1:38 am

  • Sounds like what I deal with in NYC when I’m photographing…until they find out I’m also one of them heh heh heh ….and I’d be suspicious of you even w/o the camera bro !! ha !!! Safe travels Jez

    KING OF NEW YORK HACKS @ April 15, 2014, 12:53 am

  • I’m not saying he is wrong to give me the dubious eye……. in fact he is well warrented hehehehe…….. I wouldn’t want to join any club that would allow me in hehehehehe………Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXX

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 15, 2014, 3:53 pm

  • Did you make it to the Philippines okay fella??

    Jackus xx @ April 15, 2014, 11:21 am

  • Im here in The City of Angels bro……. I kid u not……. :-/ 😕 🙂 XXX

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 15, 2014, 3:41 pm

  • Sorry I was unable to text cos normally I do that stuff while waiting at the car rental…….. but man had they totally messed up the booking…… suffice to say a major major name in car rental sets it up for me to be negotiating in an abandoned dark carpark with some dodgy guys that want to rent me a car in cash…… come on its unheard of…… I was thinking it was all gonna end with me tied up in the trunk……. anyay I knocked that on the head…… have been forced to rent from some equally dodgy set up….. but at least the guys had something like an office…… still did not take Amex having promised they did…. and promised they had maps and they didn’t bla bla …… then of course I was miles behind schedule I was still in Manilla at gone midnight……… then had to drive in the still crazy at that time Manilla traffic……. gotta kip bro……. only got about an hours sleep the night before with all that downloading then getting up at 4 AM…… agggggghhhhhhhhhh…….Cheers baby :-))))))))))) Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 15, 2014, 3:51 pm

  • Stay safe dude..sounds ultra hassley..missing hanging out in the soup place and becoming Sapporo on the rooftop garden with you :-)))

    The Beast of Balham xxx @ April 16, 2014, 9:59 am

  • Dude I could do with a Sappro……..Yeah this place is way way hassley dude ……… that H biggest name in car rental office…….. was incredible ……. it was a sweaty hut shared with 20 other rental companies……. H hadnt got a car for me even though i had a confirmed res number …… they then introduce me to a seris of dodgy folks all of whom just openly lie …… like I say to start with I think this proposed arrangement is something to do with H right up until I am sitting in in the back of a car in a dodgy dark abandoned carpark expected to give them a pile of cash……. er……. I don’t think so…….. anyway eventually I get back to H……. I moan that what they had proposed was totally unacceptable….. I want to rent from a proper international car company …….that takes Amex …… so they say sure so another friend of theirs turns up…… still it turns out from some operation it turns out have only two cars in total that it turns out do not take Amex wants me to pay cash bla bla……. having promised iot was gonna be like this again…… honestly the hassle of it all bla bla …….. the whole point of renting from H is its not supposed to be like that ……

    And the driving…… the streets are like Saigon only without quite so much polite chilledness…… its a hassle bro……

    The story is like shooting in Gaza kids and excitement all around me…….. very interesting……. but way hassley……

    Dude I could do with chillin on the roof with a Sappro :-))))))))))))))

    Cheer bro Jez XXX


    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 16, 2014, 11:24 am

  • I meant to say “necking” but the spell check God of my Kindle doesn’t like it..useless f****in computers..

    the yeast infection of Yalham @ April 16, 2014, 10:02 am

  • Kindle thinks necking is too dodgy correctly of course :-))) XXX

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 16, 2014, 11:27 am

  • Has anyone actually ever “become” Sapporo??? Just a thought..

    Gary Knightrider xxxx @ April 16, 2014, 10:03 am

  • I think Ive become Sappro on numerous occaissions notably in while politely explaining i prefer people to urinate away from my car

    Knight Rider @ April 16, 2014, 11:29 am

  • Now that sounds like real fun… Not!…Maybe Saigon is a better holiday destination after all…Hope all is sorted now Mate…Stay Safe Bro…xx

    PaulS @ April 16, 2014, 3:09 pm

  • Corectly sorted might be an overstatement bro but I am continuing to operate in slightly ongoing hassly circumstance …. but hey ……. if everywhere were the same there would be no point in visiting ……… still some bits of hassle you could do without………. and this particular journey does not quite recomend itself for those seeking rest and relaxation …. but it is interesting :-))))))Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 16, 2014, 7:02 pm

  • The funny thing is, just after you flew over to the Philippines, I met a couple of German guys, really smart guys, Ianyway, one of them, w think that they were Equity traders or something, anyway, one of them, whose name I forget, although I remember that it began with “G” said that good ideas were what really matter when it comes to photography, but the real “Key to Success” is to have….the “Right Idea”

    Jackuss xxx @ April 17, 2014, 11:17 am

  • Was it that guy Gunter …..? Yeah he definetly seemed to have the right idea. On the other hand I think its DH you need to speak to if you really want to get the key to success.

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 19, 2014, 9:07 am

  • You disgust me :-)))

    Keith Joseph xx @ April 19, 2014, 10:13 am

  • Oh Mr Pink how wonderful to find you on the blog hehehe….. :-)))))))))))))))

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 20, 2014, 9:33 am

  • That Russian guy has the right idea..and he makes sense!!

    Vladimir Putitinmyassenuff @ April 17, 2014, 12:46 pm

  • Yeah he says the whole of the Ex Soviet Union is crying out to be a Russian Client State ……. oh and you should put all your credit card details in here with the secret pin numbers ….. All that seems fair enough :-/// XXXXXXX

    Jezblog Philippines:-))))) XXX @ April 19, 2014, 9:09 am

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