The Mindboggling Motorbikes Of Vietnam
Driving in Vietnam is like real life Wacky Racers. There are 23 motorbikes for every car and most of them have managed to tie, squeeze and balance incomprehensibly huge and bizarre cargo on the back. Meet a few of the main competitors:
1. The Animal Lovers
Of course it's a poultry task for the Vietnamese...
Assuming they've got their best friend...
Some protective headgear...
And big enough cojones.
2. The Removal Men
Which can sometimes make it difficult to drive
But the Vietnamese will find a way
And still won't leave their friends behind
3. The Comedy Sketches
With passengers almost falling off
Or even floating away
4. The Business Ventures
From portable florists
To mobile green-grocers
To roving restaurants
All the way to travelling china shops
5. The Behemoths
Be it size
Or sheer awkwardness
6. The Meals on Wheels
7. The Inexplicable
There are those so weird that you woodn't believe them unless you saw them
Those that seemingly bend the rules of physics
There are some that shake the very pillars of civilisation
And others that will just make you smile.
8. But at least we can take solace in knowing it's how it's always been
9. Alex Sinclair-Lack is a freelance writer and teacher living in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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