This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads
I often talk about how crazy it is to cross the street in other parts of the world. Being from Montreal, I’m well-versed in the art of jaywalking but in many cities even a jaded jaywalker can find herself overwhelmed. In Morocco, the key was to make eye contact before stepping out into the street, in Turkey it was running as quickly as possible and in Vietnam, it’s a slow-motion musical – don’t make any sudden moves, sway into the flow of traffic – and you ought to be fine.
No one has captured this as well as Rob Whitworth who, with the help of some fun music and a lot of talent, has put together a terrific timelapse of the energy in Vietnam. With boats, cars, motorbikes and bicycles, he’s managed to convey both the frenetic movement and the seemingly casual chaos and gracefulness present in all of it.
For anyone who has been to Vietnam, I’m sure you’ll find yourself nodding along in agreement – this is a great depiction of what it’s like to move around the in the curled waterways and streets of HCMC.
Hope you enjoy!