Hanoi traffic

I was warned about Hanoi’s traffic.

“Cars won’t stop for you.”

“It’s madness.”

“I just walk and try not to look.”

I was expecting the worst. Instead, because many of the main streets were one way and there were plenty of traffic lights that motorists obeyed, I found crossing streets far easier than Ho Chi Minh City.

Notice the bikes parked in this Hanoi store and it’s NOT a bike shop!

There were only a couple of motorbike riders who road the footpaths whereas in Saigon, they had been a constant hazard.

Was this why I found crossing roads far easier, even in the Old Quarter? Or was it that after seven weeks in Vietnam, I had just grown accustomed to traffic turmoil?