This is very important for you who first time visit our country, Vietnam traffic is very different from yours therefore you must be carefully to cross the way in Hanoi for your perfect vacation here.
You can do all the bungee jumps and skydives in the world but you won’t know true adrenaline until you’ve crossed a street in central Hanoi. To do so will require you to temporarily abandon sanity and common sense. Zebra crossings exist, but they are ignored so completely their presence is obviously some sort of inside joke. The only way to get from one side to the other is to walk right into the swarming mass of oncoming motorbikes and cars.
The first two or three times will seem like you are flirting with certain death but gradually the system begins to make sense, and you will start relishing the buzz your newfound recklessness provides. The trick is to not hesitate while crossing; the riders and drivers are expecting you to walk out, and will calculate their direction and speed on the basis of you maintaining your pace