Motorbikes have become ubiquitous with Vietnam. They seem to be the one aspect of life there that people talk about and remember after a trip there.
I knew this going into it. I want to feel as though I was prepared to see the ungodly number of motorbikes on the road… and I was.
What I wasn’t prepared for however, was the ways they were used. Ways in which I had never imagined before.
I remember in university when some of my friends were getting their motorcycle licenses, I briefly considered, lured by lower gas expenditures. But I often wondered how one would go about doing their weekly shopping or carpooling with friends. I thought it was not only impractical, but impossible.
Well, Vietnam has proven me wrong!
I was amazed at the things I saw being transported on motorbikes, from families of six to live life stock to refrigerators. It didn’t matter what it was, somehow, they had found a way to transport it by motorbike.
So here’s a look at some of the amazing things I saw being transported around the streets of Vietnam all by motorbike:
Skillful one-handed maneuvering
Live chickens hung by their feet
More live poultry