For Vietnamese standards, this Nha Trang street is a quiet one. And for the uninitiated, it offers a great introduction to Vietnam’s infamous traffic — sans dodging a plethora of motorbikes or without going deaf due to a cacophony of honking horns.
There are cycle rickshaw drivers and taxi drivers seeking a fare,
bicycles built for one…
Fathers and daughters,
and families of four out are for an afternoon spin.
There are deliveries en route – with bikes carrying fresh produce and trucks transporting boxes of “Caviar of the East” (a local delicacy of bird saliva nests).
There are also wooden panels and unidentified goods.
Sometimes there’s just one hand for holding precious cargo and another for steering.
Dogs get into mischief on street corners.
And restaurateurs are hard at work.
A canopy of criss-crossing power lines is the common thread that weaves them all together.
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