Tuk-tuks with lazy tourists sitting in the front and older men pedaling them around the Quarter. Electric carts, bicycles, kids in toy cars riding around. I like to joke and say that they start training for handling the traffic at an early age.
Surprisingly, I haven’t seen any serious accidents here. People know their space and the motorbike is an extension of their body.
I’ve seen refrigerators, washing machines, furniture of all shapes and sizes, mounds of coconuts. I’ve seen families of 5+ all squeezed onto one. I’ve seen a zoo of animals being transported. An aquarium on wheels, plants and trees being wheeled across the Long Bien bridge.
I post other motorbike-related pictures and videos on an Instagram account @moto.viet that chronicles some of the daily life with motorbikes here in Vietnam.