Yet another wacky Christmas in Vietnam. The Vietnamese have adopted Christmas and made it their own. They've also added unique Vietnamese Christmas traditions. One is dressing up little kids in little Santa Claus outfits. Another is the Christmas Eve Cruise, where pretty much everyone in Saigon gets on their motorbikes on Christmas eve to take in the spectacle and create magical Christmas traffic jams. Yet a third is blinking Christmas lights suspended over the street and *everywhere*. But the absolute weirdest thing I saw took place about two weeks ago. I was walking to work one morning and saw two tandem bicycles (bicycles built for two people, where one rider sits behind another) sail through a busy intersection piloted by four men and women dressed in full-on Santa suits, pedaling away madly under the tropical sun. I'm totally bummed I couldn't get my camera phone out in time to snap a pic, because it truly was surreal.