A decade or so of capitalist fervor has transformed Hanoi’s once-quiet tree-lined boulevards and side streets into roaring rivers of rubber and steel.
Navigating the streets of Hanoi is a risky task. One must walk boldly into the flow of motorcyclists and trust that the river of traffic will bend and flow around them. The key - stay calm, and constant in your movement. Any sudden moves, and some one gets hurt.