September 05, 2005

on the similarity of third world countries

Rich and I recently spent some time in Marrakech, Morocco where I was slightly surprised to discover a similar laissez-faire attitude towards life as I experience in Vietnam. Mostly embodied by traffic patterns, we found our theory of slow and steady worked in Morocco just as well as it did in Vietnam. When crossing a crowded street filled with honking taxis, large sedans and zipping scooters, the best way to make it over is to move at a steady constant rate. Everyone going faster than you will anticipate your pace and act (or swerve accordingly!)

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