Rules of the road in Hanoi

See our gallery of photos tagged with “hanoi”.

Here’s a short video that Abby took from an intersection in Hanoi. We both think it’s a great example of the crazy street traffic in Hanoi, since it captures so many elements:

  • There’s a man crossing the street. Since traffic in Hanoi rarely stops, his method is the only way to do it — slow and steady.
  • A short parade of cyclos drives by. This is a common way for tourists to get around, however it can be a little nerve wracking given the lack of driving rules.
  • Near the end of the video, a woman walks by carrying baskets of fruit hanging from a wooden beam strung across her shoulder. Again, very typical.
  • You can hear bike bells ringing in the background. Many of these are from cyclo drivers offering us rides.

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=63881

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