Vietnam: the people
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Vietnam: the scooters

 

Hanoi - Vietnam

 

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There are over 6 million people living in Hanoi and 4.5 million motor bikes.  Everyone has one.

 

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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. 

 


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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.

 

 

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They are used as the family car -

 

for three

 

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for four

 

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even 5 - yep count them - 5 on the one scooter!

 

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and very little regard for safety!  Helmets are required for adults only.  And not all of them follow this rule.

 

 

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grandma even gets a ride - while using her cell phone

 

 

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They are used as trucks

 

 

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for carrying ducks...

 

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 soda delivery

 

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nursery delivery

 

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 and everything else!

 

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Friends sharing a ride

 

 

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and for taking a nap - look closely, there is a hammock in the back of this one.

 

 

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Not a scooter - but impressive they were able to cross the street with this load.

 

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and a moving van - scooter!

 

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Comments

Carol aka traveller

wonderful pictures. It never ceases to amaze me how many people you can get on a scooter or the ingenuity in using it as an all-purpose vehicle

bobbie

Simply amazing!!!

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