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Hanoi Postcard No. 11: Saddle Chill Time

Who is better at the art of chilling on a motorbike than the xe ôm?

When the city life was yet to be interrupted by COVID, one could usually find a xe ôm in alley openings or intersections, lounging in various positions. For these people, the motorbikes were their office. And when not carrying a passenger, where else could they pass the time if not on the saddle seat, relaxing yet still alert for any potential customers walking by.

Flip the post card below to see a lesson these masters can teach us.

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