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The Top 20 Tuk Tuk Takes


The Shadow Knows

The first Tuk Tuk I saw as a young boy was in a National Geographic magazine and they looked pretty neat to me. I remember thinking they would be fun to ride, but I was in Missoura and they were in some faraway foreign country.

But, a boy can dream.

Many years later, I finally got to take a Tuk Tuk ride. It was my first week in Bangkok and I needed some bed sheets. The locals said Emporium and pointed out the direction about two miles down the road. So, I stood on the sidewalk in the blazing hot Sun of Thailand waiting for my ride. I let buses, taxis and motorcycle taxis pass me by. I wanted a Tuk Tuk. Just like in National Geographic.

And, finally one stopped and I jumped in and away I went. The ride lasted only a few minutes and the driver charged me B400 or $10. I must have had that stupid look on my face. But it was worth it. And the Emporium? Turns out to be a shopping mall for the well-heeled crowd and $100 for bed sheets was out of my Wal-Mart budget. I ended up taking a bus back to a local market near the original starting point of this journey and bought sheets for $10.

I also saw a photograph of the Lunar Rover on the Moon in National Geographic. Now, that would be fun to ride. But, I am in Thailand and it is in Outer Space.

But, a man can dream…

Vendor

Drivers are supposed to wear a blue shirt. Some do, so don't.

Smoking Permitted

Many times a Tuk Tuk driver will rent a vehicle for the day.

Searching for Customers

Many drivers will cruise the streets always on the lookout.

Spiderman

Often drivers will add their personal touch.

Long Hours

Drivers often work 12-hour days. 7-days a week. 30-days a month.

Family Trip

There is That Look, which I see quite often.

Black & White

It was only during the editing phase that I noticed the

black and white shoes that match.

Phone

Cruising the streets of Bangkok

Where you go?

Traffic is often at a stand still.

Rainy Season

One of the older Tuk Tuks I have seen.

Waiting for the Mail

Parked on the sidewalk waiting for the postman to arrive.

Muslim Ladies

In a Hurry

Parking

The Thai Tuk Tuk drivers often use a sidewalk for parking.

Not Happpy

A young couple out and about in Bangkok

Thumbs Up

Tuk Tuk Drivers waiting for Passengers

What?

Someone is Excited

Snack Time

Enjoying a morning snack in downtown Bangkok

Reverse

This driver was not in the best of moods.

I got out of his way rather quickly.

Burning Rubber

Big Tires, Little Tuk Tuk

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