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Hanoi Motorcycle Culture

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Noodles

Motorcycles are deeply integrated in Vietnamese day to day life that utilizing them for cargo transport is a practicality.

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Beer kegs cargo

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Where’s the rider?

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How the rider sits

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Motorcycle Ride in Jogja

Motorcycling is a way of life in Yogyakarta (equally for men and women). So riding in one going to Prambanan about an hour per way is worthier than any other means and here are some of my pictures – backride perspective.

Oleh-oleh shop in the highway that is conveniently on the way to Jogja’s airport.
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Assortment of horns for welcoming 2014 in the evening. This motorbike ride happened last December 31, 2013, the last thing I did for 2013.
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A semen truck! Hehe. The driver I can see was smiling and waving at me balancing at the back of the motorbike twisting my torso so I could look back for a snapshot of his truck. He must have wondered why. Indonesians are very friendly and warm people and they giggle a lot.
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Truckful of semen.
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Is that a mosque? That multicolored Moscow-like structure.
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Motorbike carrying tree branches I think.
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Stopped for the train to pass.
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My lady driver who can speak English.
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And the culmination of the ride – Prambanan Temple Compounds. But truly the to and fro was as educating as the time I spent inside this ancient Hindu temple.
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Jogja Bike Saddlebags

Weaved cargo carrier boxes for motorbikes that can function as merchandise table, a practicality.
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Saddlebags on a running motorcycle.
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As for the bicycle saddlebag version, weaved baskets.
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Tourist Tuk Tuk

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To go around Siem Reap other than renting a bicycle is to ride a local taxi known as tuk tuk. It’s a motorcycle transport with carriage trailer (whereas in the Philippines our motorcycle taxi aka tricycle has sidecar for passenger seats).

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Residents in bicycles

Tuk tuk doesn’t feel like a local public transportation as residents mainly use bicycles (bike lanes exist) for mobility. As for my notion of a local transportation, I find it expensive at $3 for 2 pax ($5 for 5 pax) for less than 2.5 km one way trip. It’s really a tourist transportation system, with a tourist fare understandably because locals don’t use them in their day to day commute.

 

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Same trailer concept but for cargo purposes

Habal-habal

Habal-habal one type of local transportation in the Philippines and this one in Samar has a roof.

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