In Hanoi and in other large cities in Vietnam, there is an art to safely navigating the heavy street traffic in order to cross the city streets. At first, you may feel that making the trek across and through these busy streets of traffic requires a true leap of faith, but it is actually easy to accomplish. The most important rule to follow is to walk slowly through the oncoming stream of traffic without darting across or stopping and starting abruptly. You will want to allow the drivers of the motorbikes to see your attempt in crossing so that they may plan ahead and work around you, while they see you begin to cross the street. Soon you will become an expert in crossing the streets of Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City.