Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How to Cross the Street in Vietnam

Everything about crossing streets here is pretty counter-intuitive. But not to worry, I've made up a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Close your eyes. Do not look both ways.
Step 2: Pray to any and all gods that you believe in. If you are agnostic like me, think about statistical possibilities that you will get hit and/or become religious for a minute.
Step 3: Ignore the honking. It is probably not directed towards you.
Step 4: Blindly put one foot out. Then another and then another.
Step 5: Continue to pray that the motorbikes won't hit you.
Step 6: Avoid cars as they are too big to swerve away.
Step 7: When you make it to the other side of the road, thank all Gods. 

And there you have it. Here you just basically step out into the street, walk across, and hope that no one hits you. Like into oncoming traffic. It is insane!

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