Stuff on Bikes

Oh the things Vietnamese carry around on two wheels. It’s a hoot!

It never seizes to amaze me what Vietnamese can load on two wheels, other than themselves and a passenger or two (or three or four!).

This week, my family flew back to Vietnam in time to celebrate Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and I’m extremely sad to not be with them. So, in light of the Lunar New Year, we’re going to show you stuff on bikes! 😀

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Recycling is important..

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Furniture.. who needs a U-Haul?!

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Carry a jungle.. carry a business!

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Did we mention recycling is very important?!

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Cheap, knock-off designer luggage anyone?

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This guy gets props for transporting two queen-sized beds through the busy traffic in Saigon.

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Some times, they may not be carrying anything at all, but the sheer fact they can sleep on their bikes is damn impressive enough.

Of course the best ones are those not captured on camera. One of my favorites and a rare sighting- a family of five with both parent, two child and one infant. We also like those who sell food off their bikes and seeing people transport animals on bikes from ducks to dogs and little goldfishes in plastic bags.

When it comes to stuff on bikes, nobody packs it better. Ah, I miss Vietnam. Chuc Mung Nam Moi to my peeps, and Happy New Year y’all. Word from the wise, if you’ve already broken your new year’s resolution, here’s your second chance!

Have you been to Vietnam? What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen on a bike?

 

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  • http://twitter.com/mrsoaroundworld Ana Silva O’Reilly

    This is mad! But so true – and quite funny!!

  • @mrsoaroundworld

    This is mad! But so true – and quite funny!!

  • http://little-victories.net CeCe

    I’m glad I put down my drink before reading this….the guy with the full China cabinet is my fave. INSANE.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Hahaha, yes he impressed us for sure. To be fair, he needed 3-wheels, but still very impressive. Wish I saw him turned the corner. LOL

  • http://little-victories.net CeCe

    I’m glad I put down my drink before reading this….the guy with the full China cabinet is my fave. INSANE.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Hahaha, yes he impressed us for sure. To be fair, he needed 3-wheels, but still very impressive. Wish I saw him turned the corner. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/toniwonitravels Toni

    It always fascinates me, wherever there are two wheels, just how much people can balance on the bikes! I saw an entire family on the back of a ‘taxi bike’ in Africa – they were so heavy the tyres were almost flat but the guy kept driving haha

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Hilarious. Poor tires!

  • http://twitter.com/toniwonitravels Toni

    It always fascinates me, wherever there are two wheels, just how much people can balance on the bikes! I saw an entire family on the back of a ‘taxi bike’ in Africa – they were so heavy the tyres were almost flat but the guy kept driving haha

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Hilarious. Poor tires!

  • http://twitter.com/L_e_a_h Leah Travels

    Too funny! I’ve seen lots of crazy stuff on bikes in China, but these are comedy gold.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I wouldn’t dare ride a bike in China. LOL

  • Leah Travels

    Too funny! I’ve seen lots of crazy stuff on bikes in China, but these are comedy gold.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I wouldn’t dare ride a bike in China. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/jettingaround Pola (JettingAround)

    That’s pretty impressive! I whine when I bike to the farmer’s market with one small bag in tow…

  • http://www.jettingaround.com/ Pola

    That’s pretty impressive! I whine when I bike to the farmer’s market with one small bag in tow…

  • http://twitter.com/lazytravelers Lazy Travelers

    this is hysterical. who knew?!

  • Lazy Travelers

    this is hysterical. who knew?!

  • http://twitter.com/TheWrldWanderer The World Wanderer

    Loved this! It reminded me of my time in Vietnam and driving by amazed at what people could carry. I actually got NO good photos. :( My favorite was on the drive to Nha Trang, there were multiple bikes with birds in birdcages stacked up so high. It was by far my favorite sighting!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Ah I know, I didn’t catch my favorite on camera either – goldfishes in little individual plastic bags! LOL

  • The World Wanderer

    Loved this! It reminded me of my time in Vietnam and driving by amazed at what people could carry. I actually got NO good photos. :( My favorite was on the drive to Nha Trang, there were multiple bikes with birds in birdcages stacked up so high. It was by far my favorite sighting!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Ah I know, I didn’t catch my favorite on camera either – goldfishes in little individual plastic bags! LOL

  • lola

    hahaha! unbelievable. i saw crazy stuff on motorbikes in Cambodia but not bicycles. looks like the next Habitat house build i’ll be doing will be in Vietnam so i’ll get to see this first hand :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Haha.. that sounds like a good plan. :)

  • lola

    hahaha! unbelievable. i saw crazy stuff on motorbikes in Cambodia but not bicycles. looks like the next Habitat house build i’ll be doing will be in Vietnam so i’ll get to see this first hand :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Haha.. that sounds like a good plan. :)

  • http://www.loveantoinette.com/ Antoinette B.

    That last photo is priceless! I’ve always wondered if the bikes tip over after the driver dismounts.

  • http://www.loveantoinette.com/ Antoinette B.

    That last photo is priceless! I’ve always wondered if the bikes tip over after the driver dismounts.

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