One of the first things we noticed on our trip - thank-you taxidriver from the airport - was the difference in the driving.
See, apparently, in some other countries, the lines and signs there are merely suggestions.(Even more than it is in California, if you can believe that!)
If there's only one lane going in your direction, and that doesn't work for you... make two! or even 3! And the person with the right of way is either the bigger vehicle, or the nicer one. You just sorta decide these things on-the-fly.
We thought about getting it on video, but that would require letting go of our deathgrip on the sides of the seat.
After a few days, though, we figured out the secret to getting the drivers to drive more safely. Just pull out the video camera! Here's a shot The Brain took. This is tame driving, because the guy knew he was on camera.
Some of the cities have an interesting thing they do with busier streets.
They have the regular busy street with 2 lanes going either direction. Then they have a side street on each side of the busy street for slower traffic like busses, taxi drop offs, short deliveries, and what not. Then sometimes they have even ANOTHER smaller street - , which you would think would be a sidewalk, but it's actually for bikes and mopeds.
Basically, it makes crossing the street like one big game of Frogger!
I turned around and took a video after a particularly scary crossing.
(It still makes me think of one of my favorite Jeff Foxworthy lines:
"It was Pandelerium!! I thought we'd be killed, or even worse!")
Why didn't we just walk to the corner, you ask? Because it's NO DIFFERENT. In fact, doing that would just double the insanity by adding another whole street of traffic to dodge.
Frogger Level 10.