transportation

APAD 179: Romorque

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

These girls are  off to work travelling by romorque to the market to sell their produce. I had a good shot of them when they pulled over beside the tuk-tuk (another kind of romorque but differently built),

apad 179 all in a days work

A romorque is a motorcycle pulling a trailer. It is most commonly used by the working class, especially outside Cambodia. The yellow sign is not related to my story today but serves as part of the photo’s¬†background.

Monday Mellow Yellows

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APAD 126: The Cyclo

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Expat Life, sights, Signs of Times, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

apad 126 the cyclo restaurant in phnom penh

If you don’t know what a cyclo is or what it looks like, just click here and here.

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APAD 117: Noontime rush

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

All wanting to go home and no one’s giving way.

apad 117 noontime rush

As a result we’re all stuck. Under the scorching sun.
When will they ever learn?

 

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APAD 079: Overloaded

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

This is how we roll in rural Cambodia.

apad our world tuesday communal global

A jampacked taxi (van) and romorque and a moto.

When I used to work in one of the rural towns in the southeastern part of the country, the sight of jam-packed vans, pick ups and remorques (a motorcyle pulling a long cart) overloaded with goods and people is a common sight. With no transportation provided for project staff like me, I experienced squeezing myself and my luggage in an already full mini-bus. On some days, the overhead compartment were crammed with bags of rice and other produce, sometimes there were also live chickens tied together, or even a squealing pig or two bagged inside a sack, all on their way to the markets in Phnom Penh. Oh, one of the fun times I had back then.


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APAD 073: Ambulant sellers

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cycle 2, people, sights, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 5 comments

They are your friendly basket-sellers. I took this photo while we were driving to Kep one weekend. They are a common sight in the countryside but don’t be surprised to see them in the city, too. Ambulant sellers like them are still plying their trade in this manner despite the emergence of new markets and air-conditioned malls.

apad 073 yellow-rimmed baskets

It’s a lot of hard work but it’s a job to do and earns them money for their families.

These baskets made from indigenous materials found in their villages are most likely made by the village women and sold to other places.

Monday Mellow Yellows

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APAD 068: Ferrari?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, sights, Signs of Times, That's My World, transportation, travel, Uncategorized, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

Yours?
It’s red-hot alright but looks a lot like my younger brother’s matchbox.
It’s a strange little thing, obviously another rip off.

apad signs ferrari

This car is definitely an attention-getter! Now I want to hear its mighty roar, hahahaha.

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