Archive for February 2003

Transportation in Thailand Part 1: Land

Tuk-tuks
Named after the sound they make, these three-wheeled buggies of death are ubiquitous around Bangkok. The government tried to outlaw these safety-hazards a few years ago with little success. In one of these motorised rickshaws, the driver straddles the stick-shift, the exposed car-battery sits near the left passenger’s feet and the lack of any [...]

Bangkok

In Bangkok, the ground-level atomosphere is a car-fart air-gravy.
As we came into town on the airport shuttle, I noticed we were on the wrong side of the road. I forgot about this arrangement the next day as I walked into traffic. “Well, if this was one of the other eighteen countries I’ve been to, it [...]