Street Crossing Saigon

Crossing the Street in Saigon

The first step takes courage. Mopeds and motorcycles stream by in a blur of petroleum fumes, honking and beeping. Trucks and cars surge past. The light turns red, but no one stops. The streets pour together in a snarl. Ahead, my husband holds onto our son and older daughter—motorcyclists gush around them like they’re rocks in…