We are not talking about street food, literally just the street in Vietnam. Yes, Vietnam is one amongst Asia countries that have interesting street culture, which are both terrifying and fun for travelers. 

Motorbikes

Motorbike is the most preferred mode of transport in Vietnam. For those who have been in this county, it is not astonishing to see millions and millions of motorbikes commuting on the streets. There are various types of motorbikes with diversified bands moving through, creating the fancy scenery of differing colors, sizes, shapes… As Vietnam has composed of plenty of small roads, winding alleys, steep paths on mountainous regions, flexuous passes, etc., motorbikes have long been the close companions of Vietnamese people and inexplicably been indispensable in lives of the natives. 

Organized chaos

For the visitor who came to Vietnam for the first time, he would be highly overwhelmed by the transportation in the country. Most of travelers when being asked did shared that they felt terrify to Vietnam’s transportation as thousands of motorbikes unceasingly across back and fort every moment on the streets. In the rush hour, the streets are full of vehicles and the traffic jam is inevitable, even happen frequently in crowded cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City… The whole scene looks very chaotic, intricate, and disorder. It seems to be likely impossible for the walker crossing the road as an army of motorbikes loudly whizz past by. However, from other perspectives, especially from travelers who had spent enough time experiencing the culture, this chaos has its own specialness. Many of foreigners love coming to Vietnam to experience the feeling of finishing the crossing road through the twines of commuters. After getting over it, they can be able to stand by and enjoy the beauty of the organized chaos of the street while giving themselves well-deserved high-five for surviving the path. The trick here is amazingly simple. When you ask experienced travelers for the tip of crossing the streets in Vietnam, you will receive just two words: “go ahead”. Absolutely, keeping walking straight at even pace without hesitation through the roads, and the motorcyclists will move around you. The view may seem to be messy and scary, but truly well organized with the invisible order set by riders. They know what to do, so don’t be afraid and take the challenge. Passing chaotic streets in Vietnam can be one of the most fantastic experiences you have ever got in you travel.

Ride as Vietnamese

There is a saying that “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Here in Vietnam, it is implemented in case you want to try to engage in the transportation culture of the country. The simplest way is doing exact the same as what local residents do on the streets, even when they break the law. It may sound ridiculous at first, but it is more inane to do thing against the rest. If you follow the rule while the majority of the riders do differently, you may become the inhibitor hampering the current pace of the flow on the road and creating the frustration for others. Thus, the advice here is immerging in the local culture without questioning why it happens in that way. In fact there have been a lot of foreigners, both whom have been living in Vietnam for a long time and the ones who just traveled to in short time, have merged pretty well in the culture and riding on the road no differ from dwellers. Honestly speaking, some of them are even bolder than the residents in involving transporting.

Paradise of the motor rides

With more than 3600km in length, Vietnam is an ideal country for the adventure by motorbike throughout the land from north to south. Riding motorbikes through different regions, exploring diverse cultures, trying local food, experiencing colorful lifestyles of the destinations passing by is one amongst the most appealing activities in Vietnam, not only for the youngsters but also travelers from other countries. For those who love adventurous journey, simultaneously favor green tourism, Vietnam must be on their list. As motorbike is the main mean of transportation in Vietnam, it is easy for you to rent one for your trip. Specially, if you are already in homestay, the hosts always appreciate you to borrow their bikes and take the ride. You will love the experience of riding across the country, which is bestowed with varied facilitations of winding roads around mountains, flexuous paths through regions, romantic and fantastic roads along beachside… Wherever you go, you can find the warm greet from local residents. You can stay in local homestay for saving and experiencing local cultures, making your trip more meaningful and amazing.