Old Town, Hanoi
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Learning to Cross the Street in Hanoi, Vietnam
Navigating the chaotic armada of motorbikes in a city devoid of traffic laws certainly isn't easy, but after watching the locals I learned my first important lesson of the trip - slow and steady wins the race. Contrary to the instinct to quickly run across the street to avoid being hit, locals gingerly step out into traffic and cross at a slow pace allowing motorbikes time to swerve and miss. After watching this all take place, I took the plunge, packed myself in with the locals, and stepped out into traffic. Though, of course holding my breath all the while...
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