Sunday, May 29, 2011

Traffic as an Attraction?

The incredible scooter traffic we witnessed in Vietnam is infamous.  One of our guidebooks rated it as an actual attraction.  In a way it was mesmerizing to watch as locals weaved in and out of various lanes narrowly missing pedestrians and fellow drivers.  Rather than waiting for a break in traffic (which didn't seem to exist) Ryan and I learned to keep a steady stride when crossing the street, allowing the scooters to gauge our pace and adjust their own speed accordingly.  Here is a photo of the numerous scooters which accumulated at a red light and a video we shot of Ho Chi Minh City traffic in action. 

The traffic was worse in Hanoi!

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