3 Dec 2015   |   Places

Goldfish Hitch Ride on Motorbike in Hanoi

Though two-wheeled traffic isn’t quite what it was in Vietnam when luxury cars were but a distant dream, bicycles and motorbikes still ply the streets, transporting anything and everything. Baskets. Flowers. Jugs. Ducks. Cows! You name it. They’re hauling it on two-wheels, bunched up, piled up, tottering, living, breathing.

Think of bikes today as a contemporary interpretation of the gánh, or shoulder pole with two baskets dangling from each end. In this case, the gánh is a bicycle in a city setting, weaving in and out of traffic to transport and sell goods all over. Onlookers can’t help but admire the contraptions, or the agility of these riders.

In the picture below, Tran Quang Duc captures cargo on a bicycle in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. See more of Quang Duc’s images at tranquangduc.com

Goldfish Hitch Ride on Motorbike in Hanoi