Self proprietors pushing their bicycles, weighted down by goods to sell to a tough, and often unforgiving, world of retailers and consumers is always a humbling sight.
You have to admire the Vietnamese sense of enterprise and perseverance. No matter how little of an income can be made, they are willing to ply whatever trade disposable to them to survive the day.
Survival is the order of the day for a loan roaming salesman swathed in belts, wallets and watches. So too for the young boys buffing perfect shoe shines for a dollar, and for the elderly women who carry thirty pound baskets of fruits upon their shoulders as they meander the streets, alleyways and walkways of Hanoi.