As a matter of fact, we decided against crossing the street at all. After watching the city traffic for a short time, we decided the lilly livered Canadians should never attempt to step into traffic if they want to return home safely. You don't believe me?! Just watch THIS......
We ended up standing at this uncontrolled round-a-bout for a full half hour. It was fascinating to watch the way that the swarming mass of people on bikes, scooters and on foot managed to dance gracefully around each other without an unfortunate mishap. How is it POSSIBLE?!
This family of 3 prepared to cross the street as we watched.....
I am not that coordinated. There was no WAY I was going to attempt such a feat! So, instead we remained where we were and watched the people pass.
We saw people moving furniture.
We saw people delivering tires.
We saw FAMILIES on bikes.
We saw an entire KINDERGARTEN CLASS on a bike!
Can you imagine trying to deliver WEDDING FLOWERS like THIS........?!
and safely continues on his way. These flowers are going to make it to the church on time!
The Big Guy and I just stood and watched this steaming mass of humanity move around eachother like graceful ballet dancers.
They went about their business while we snapped photos.
People pointed and laughed at us as we stood gawking in wonderment at the crazy traffic jumble.
I can highly recommend coming to Vietnam JUST to watch the traffic!
What fun, wandering down this busy street taking snapshots of people going about their regular lives.
People smiled and waved if they noticed me take their picture.
Maybe next time we visit, I should book more than two days here!
Now I leave you with another glimpse of some of the most precarious traffic I have ever seen!