[Video] So is Saigon in the middle of a long and painful transition to being a modern functional city? Or is that too optimistic? Here's some "then and now" video footage that may help answer that question. The "then" stuff was shot from my faithful Honda Cub in 1993 and 1995. The "now" stuff was shot recently from the back of Mr Thanh's 'xe om" motorcycle taxi. Pardon the inane banter on the 90's stuff! YouTube was still a long way off in 1993.