Postcard from Hanoi - How Did the Chicken Cross The Road?

A few minutes trying to draw the 8.00am traffic as it dashes  along Thy Truonghiet Street in the French District of Hanoi, reveals something about the ratio of motorbikes to bicycles. Heavens knows I would prefer to try catching the more sedately moving bicycle, so if anything my observation and recording bias would be with them, but even so the ratio of twelve motorbikes to one bicycle in this small sample.
But that chicken question, anything crossing the road in Hanoi will feel like they are in a game of chicken, though the process is worse in contemplation than in the doing, where one has to concentrate on the task at foot, leaving no extra capacity to fret.

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