Motorbikes of Vietnam

December 11, 2015

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This is by no means an exhaustive list of the ways that the Vietnamese live and breathe on their motorbikes. It’s just a snapshot.

This country literally wouldn’t function without the millions of motorbikes on the streets.

And it starts young, you see a lot of bikes with these little metal seats welded onto the front for children…

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to ride them like this…

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Other kids just have to hang on.

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And of course you can fit your whole family on there. Four is easy peasy.

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Electric scooters in the cities are also pretty interesting with passengers.

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With this many bikes on the road everywhere you look…

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…parking can be a bit of a nightmare, as you might imagine.

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They’re good places to sleep,

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and are used to transport more or less EVERYTHING.

Bamboo, trailing down the path behind.

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Greenery, probably for the buffalo,

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Rice stalks,

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Dried rice,

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Live chickens, in carrier bags.

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Live ducks (photo courtesy of Mr Cu)

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Live pigs (photo courtesy of Mr Cu)

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Loads of bottles,

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And to bring home ALL your shopping from the market.

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Shops on wheels,

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Selling dried squid.

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It’s really really amazing to watch how they do it!

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The UK will seem pretty drab when we return!