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Lao tourist "bus"

Lao tourist "bus"
While heading south from Pakse, we found ourselves behind this wagon, apparently carrying local tourists to Wat Phu, which also was our destination. I guess maybe I've taken road safety too seriously for too long, but what struck me was the way the passengers travelled, including free standing on the rear of the wagon or tucked into brackets on the rear sides. The PiP shows us all arriving at Wat Phu. I think the passenger in the skirt had moved inside by then ...

Holger Hagen, Gillian Everett, Chris10, Peter_Private_Box and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo

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tiabunna club
Arriving at Wat Phu.
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
21 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Impeccable et bien rendue....Bon mercredi.
21 months ago.
Interesting to see that platform at the back. I remember buses in Paris having an open platform at the back in the sixties. We often travelled on it and people would run and catch the moving bus. Different ways and different times.
21 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
21 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Reminds me very much again, George ! East Asia pure !
21 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
A very nice scene, George !!! Enjoy your day !!!
21 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding shots! Stay well!

Admired in:
21 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Nice, colourful and dangerous scene.
21 months ago.
Léopold club
The safety rules are very limited over there ! So you had rented a car George ?
21 months ago.
tiabunna club
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I was on a photographic tour with a small group, we had a minibus and driver.
21 months ago.
Great photos, George, and the usual good information.
21 months ago.
21 months ago.
Thanks for your visit.
21 months ago.
Have a good day.
21 months ago.
21 months ago.
Annemarie club
most beautiful
21 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very lovely scenes !!!
21 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Interesting times and superb images George
21 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Totally astonishing!! Steve has told me a million stories of the insanely unsafe things he saw in the Philippines during the 6 mo's he was there. It's just boggling. But I think, because it's a way of life--they don't give their outrageous danger any thought--they likely don't get injured as much. You know how, if you're scared out of your mind or you know what you're doing is not safe but you're going to do it anyway, you're much likelier to get hurt--funny how that is but it's certainly true. So those conditions in the US I'm sure would be fraught with zillions of injuries but in Laos, it's no biggy and everyone is fine. *shakes head* I think I'll take the safer course, tyvm! :D

TY for the great writing too, you really know how to fill your photos with colorful prose! :)
21 months ago.
©UdoSm club
A very impressive photo...
21 months ago.
die stehen ja drau0en!
21 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
They even have back rests George! Beautiful greenery on the main picture.
21 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi George

A very nice and interesting picture, which I really like

It kind of reminds me of other third world countries where a whole family manages to balance on a 250cc motorbike!

Best Wishes, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
21 months ago.
Chris10 club
Great shot George!!

Greetz, Christien.
21 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Lovely timing
21 months ago.

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