This step into traffic must have given me courage, for later that day Lindsay and I strapped on Hello Kitty helmets and took a motorbike ride from a nice lady who worked at a restaurant. We had just finished dinner and had only five minutes to get to the water puppet show. The lady offered to ride us on her motor bike, and at first we were scared- and told her so. But, she had "20 years of expreince on a motor bike in Hanoi!" So why not? She turned out to be an excellent driver and refused to take a tip saying she was helping us to be "friendly" not for money. We also wore a traditional hat and held a stick over our shoulders filled with pineapple against our will, but more on that another time.
|The five way intersection where we stepped into a sea of motor bikes in oder to cross.|
|This was the day after we stepped into traffic in this intersection. I'm feeling confident! Ignore those pedestrian crossing lines, everyone else does.|