How much can you pile on a bike?

I took the Lonely Planet’s suggested walking tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. I zigzagged from footpath to road to avoid bikes and cars or because there was no sidewalk at all.

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I ran into this seller a couple of days running in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

One guy with three large boxes whizz by on his bike without the load tied. This image sparked an awareness of just how many Vietnamese traipsed through Hanoi with heavy loads.

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Hanoi’s Old Quarter

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