Friday, March 09, 2012

Hanoi traffic

We didn't find the traffic in Hanoi too bad when we were there. Maybe it is worse now. Now Saigon was a different kettle of fish. There is serious traffic in Saigon.

But this footage from Hanoi makes the traffic and people look like the scene is a beautifully choreographed dance piece. No one bumps, no one stops, no one moves quickly, and the ballet just goes on.

11 comments:

  1. The road looks as smooth as a bowling green.

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  2. It amazes me they have so few accidents, or do they? at least they drive more slowly than we do.

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  3. That's sheer mayhem :-).

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  4. It does Victor, like polished concrete. I never noticed that and I am pretty certain most roads in Hanoi were not like that.

    Elisabeth, they do have accidents but as you noted, the speeds are low. We saw a couple when we were there but not in Hanoi or Saigon.

    Windsmoke, it is to us, but it seems to work.

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  5. You're right, Andrew.

    The video actually looks beautiful and orderly. Plus, the smooth street surface makes it look like some sort of ball floor.

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  6. Immigayrant, would it not be similar in Djakarta?

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  7. Please tell me it was set up for the camera!!!

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  8. So effortless and a different form of consideration on display.

    I'm with the other commenters about the smooth and shiny road. It's not photoshopped, is it?

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  9. I am getting very suspicious Red. There is something very stagey about it.

    Kath, I would have thought that would be difficult to do. Perhaps the whole thing is just a computer creation.

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  10. Thats amazing more so if you turn the sound off -

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  11. MC, is there sound? Oh, I never had it on.

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