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Pakse traffic #1

Pakse traffic #1
I found the traffic in Pakse fascinating, with such a mixture of vehicles (and few discernible road rules). Imagine the reaction in most places if you tried running around with a couple of lengthy poles extending fore and aft, as with the motorcycle on the right! On the left is a taxi type vehicle with the rain shield for passengers in place. See also (clickable) PiPs.

Léopold, Nouchetdu38, Gudrun, Jean-luc Drouin and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo

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©UdoSm club
These are very adventurous vehicles, but I saw similar two-wheeled transport vehicles in Bali many years ago...
4 months ago.
RHH club
This reminds me of Malaysia and the traffic there. Great photos, George.
4 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Like in Indonesia ! Strange for european eyes !
4 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A superb series George. I would be a little worried that the lady's flowing garment might catch in the wheel!
4 months ago.
A very vivid scene.
Guess, one needs strong nerves to move these vehicles through the Laotian urban-jungle.
4 months ago. Edited 4 months ago.
Berny club
interesting vehicles!
Wish you a safe weekend, George!
4 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding series! Stay well!

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4 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
WOW!! The chaos!! Insanity! I understand your fascination...that's the sort of place you could just sit at and watch for hours. Funny, brings to mind what it's like to sit in a good vantage point within Las Vegas--a casino, a street, wherever...it's just unbelievable the sights which pass by!

My husband spent six months in the Philippines and was just dumfounded by the roads, traffic and driving. The level of poverty and squalor actually caused his wife at the time to have a mental breakdown. I can totally understand that--when confronted by misery in such a grand scale, I don't think I'd fare any better.

Yet, the chance to visit Asia would be a wonder...so much beauty and diversity. Some day! :)
4 months ago.
Gudrun club
This is a fabulous series! The traffic may look chaotic but they always seem to manage;-)
4 months ago.
Léopold club
lol ! The road rules book must have at most one page and a very few words !
4 months ago.

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