As Good As Vietnam Gets
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.