Saigon, or Hồ Chí Minh City, is a busy, bustling, crazy and chaotic metropolis home to nearly 9 million people and over 7 million motorbikes.It is hot, dirty and noisy. Traditional and modern at the same time, and growing more so every day, it is also an extremely enjoyable place to live. Both Saigon and Vietnamese culture present a unique set of challenges for anyone to live in, whether you are a foreigner or Vietnamese.
Seven Million Bikes talks to just some of the people that live here, who each share their individual stories and experiences.
Niall Mackay, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, has lived in Saigon since 2016 with his wife, Adrie, and now their adorable French Bulldog, Biscuit. You might even hear Biscuit snoring in the background at certain points! Starting as an English teacher, Niall now manages a charity, is an amateur stand-up comic, avid football fan (both American and otherwise) and now hosts his podcast, Seven Million Bikes; A Saigon Podcast.
Inspired by the people that live in Saigon from all walks of life and backgrounds, he wants to know more about their stories, their experiences and get tips on living in Saigon to share with listeners.