For Vietnamese standards, this Nha Trang street is a quiet one. For the uninitiated, however, it offers a great introduction to Vietnam’s infamous traffic — sans dodging a plethora of motorbikes at intersections or without going deaf thanks to a cacophony of honking horns.
From cycle rickshaw drivers and taxi drivers seeking out a fare,
To bicycles built for one…
There are fathers and daughters,
and families of four out for an afternoon spin.
There are deliveries en route – such as ‘Caviar of the East’ bird’s saliva nest delicacies in red boxes,
and unidentified cargo,
and sometimes one hand for holding and steering it.
Ankle-biting watch dogs abound.
There are friends at play.
And restaurateurs hard at work.
The common thread that weaves them all together is a canopy of criss-crossing power lines, and a quiet street in Vietnam.
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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All rights reserved.