I'm so happy! This was before the hellish 20-hour bus ride. "I get to ride on the back of a motorbike through Hanoi traffic to get to this bus to Laos!" See my face? What a joke. The motorbike driver talked on his cellphone the entire time, while riding dangerously close to cars and other motorbikes. I regretted my decision to ride sidesaddle almost immediately. (But, I was wearing a skirt!) I tried at every red light to calculate the time it would take me to flop a leg to the other side of the bike, but never had more than three seconds, and rode for at least a half hour using every core muscle I had and one-handedly white-knuckling the metal bar under my butt to stay on the bike. (While trying to get it on video.) I kept thinking, "I have no health insurance, I have no health insurance, I have no health insurance."