For many people, crossing the road is a highlight of visiting any Vietnamese city. For others it’s a terrifying and stressful task. “How to cross road in Vietnam?” is the common question being spread by word-of-mouth among Tourists to Vietnam. The topic became popular, heated up at the night bars in Hanoi among foreigners and “go across Vietnam Street” tip seems to be a very useful and practical know-how transfer from the experienced visitors to the new comers when you travel to Vietnam.
Here are some advices consolidated for the travelers taking Tour to Vietnam:
Do not just waiting
Please do not just waiting for about more than 02 walking signals before stepping your foot to cross the road as you may be impatient waiting for few signals more and still could not go over as the local people still keep going even there is walking signal.
Observe the coming vehicles
Observe the coming vehicles to estimate their movements before you go. Once you go, keep going straight and go steadily across the street. The biker/car drivers would automatically avoid going into you. It’s an interesting things you can see when you travel to Vietnam.
Do not look back
Do not look back, turn to the left/right and or reluctantly stop in the middle of the road which causes difficulty for the drivers to understand your direction and intention. Whatever you do, resist the urge to panic and come to a grinding halt in the middle of the street.
Cross road in group
If you cross road in group, the whole group should be close to each other to reduce road block. Holding hands could help to prevent the group being divided by the coming vehicles. There’s always safety in numbers. The same applies when you travel to Vietnam. You’re much more likely to be seen by a motorist when walking with a group than venturing across the street solo. Traveling alone? Don’t feel bad being that creeper who silently stalks along next to a family crossing the street.
Hand-signaling is more useful to pave the way for pedestrians than zebra-crossing in Vietnam.If there is empty space, take the chance by speeding up quickly.
Cnngratulation for reaching to the other side of the road. Breathe a sigh of relief, happily smiling, raising fist salute your “Vietnam cross road”. You did a good job!