Travel Tuesday: “Beep Beep Oink Oink” The pig taxi. All across Cambodia you can see motorcycles or pickup trucks taking pigs to the market. The Nissan pickup trucks usually hold 16 pigs. (PETA should note that the same vehicle is also used as a “people taxi”
Travel Tuesday: Room for More Every vehicle in Cambodia can be used to transport people and rented as a “taxi”. This Korean made flat bed truck is loaded down with many, many people. Including a couple of babies dangling over the side! I am sure the driver is in complia
Travel Tuesday’s: Cambodia’s very own Ultra Super Hybrid Car: A converted Toyota Camry. Toyota is Cambodia’s top-selling car, by far. The Toyota Camry is the most popular of all the cars. At just a glance a Cambodian can tell you the year, engine size, and even m
Travel Tuesday’s: Pickup Fully Loaded This pickup is traveling from Meymut, Kompong Cham with a load of goods from Vietnam. They wanted to make best use of the maximum load of the pickup. Notice the rider on the top! Their job is the pick up electric wires so they don’t
Travel Tuesday’s: Cheap Seats A typical Toyota Camry taxi can hold 9 people; 4 in the front (two in each seat: including the driver’s seat), and four to five in the back. Adventurous passengers can rent the “cheap seats” (the rear trunk/boot of the car). T
Travel Tuesday’s: Cambodian Traffic Jam Across rural Cambodia they have major traffic jams every evening as the cows come home. This is a rural Kracheh province road. The scene is repeated every day between 4pm and 6pm.
Travel Tuesdays: Basket Case To make a sale you have two choices: let the seller find you or you go find the seller. In Cambodia, basket salesmen often ride their bicycles for hundreds of miles before the sell their load and head home for more.
Travel Tuesday’s: Cambodian Train Since I have been in Cambodia I have been amazed at the train (singular) they have here! It takes 13 hours to go on any of the two lines (a distance which takes 3-4 hours by car) which means the train is probably only moving at 10-15 kph. The
Photo taken in Poipet, Cambodia near the Thai border. The Cambodian’s have a little joke when they see such overloaded vehicles. They say, “The Japanese (or Korean in this case. . . it’s a Hyundai) are not as smart as the Cambodians. They built this truck to haul 2