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Date: 06/05/15 10:54 AM

8 Responses to Crossing The Street In Ho Chi Minh City [Gif]

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    ElectricEye Male 40-49
    2723 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 9:00 am
    Link: Crossing The Street In Ho Chi Minh City - A very busy place...It`s like the real life Frogger.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 11:26 am

    They need to import some North Korean traffic guards.

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 11:55 am
    Frogger in real life! Sweet!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    I`ve been reading up on the place in the last few days with a view to going living there and most blogs or sites had mentioned crossing the road was a bit of a lottery but this is the first time i`ve seen a picture of it.

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    barry9 Male 70 & Over
    673 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm
    It`s not a lottery at all, it`s how you cross the street. It`s great - you just pick a moment, and then cross at a consistent pace. People will ride around you. Just watch out for cars or trucks, since they can`t move like the bikes. If you`re not very visible, you raise your hand high and shake it a little - I saw a short old lady do this to cross a busy road.

    The key is to keep a consistent, predictable pace. Change your pace and you`ll annoy people. The people I was with in Hanoi didn`t `get it`, so they`d prefer to wait for me to cross a street, then cross in my `traffic shadow` :)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm
    I suppose if you live someplace with no winter and a median income of less than $2000 a year, a scooter beats riding the bus.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    June 6, 2014 at 4:18 am
    Not much different than Naples in the 80`s. More "tiny euro cars" than scooters, but same concept.
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    barry9 Male 70 & Over
    673 posts
    June 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    It`s not a lottery at all, it`s how you cross the street. It`s great - you just pick a moment, and then cross at a consistent pace. People will ride around you. Just watch out for cars or trucks, since they can`t move like the bikes. If you`re not very visible, you raise your hand high and shake it a little - I saw a short old lady do this to cross a busy road.

    The key is to keep a consistent, predictable pace. Change your pace and you`ll annoy people. The people I was with in Hanoi didn`t `get it`, so they`d prefer to wait for me to cross a street, then cross in my `traffic shadow` :)

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