Hanoi - Vietnam
There are over 6 million people living in Hanoi and 4.5 million motor bikes. Everyone has one.
As soon as you step into the streets – the motor scooters start honking at you. We have never seen so many scooters in our lives. It is like a stream of water running through the city. It is very difficult to cross the road in the old quarter.
We learned that you just step into the road and cross – do not run, do not turn back….just keep going and they work around you. Seriously – this is how we crossed the road. And fascinatingly enough – it works.
They are used as the family car -
even 5 - yep count them - 5 on the one scooter!
and very little regard for safety! Helmets are required for adults only. And not all of them follow this rule.
grandma even gets a ride - while using her cell phone
They are used as trucks
for carrying ducks...
and everything else!
Friends sharing a ride
and for taking a nap - look closely, there is a hammock in the back of this one.
Not a scooter - but impressive they were able to cross the street with this load.
and a moving van - scooter!