Transportation

Noklian euphonemism

Showing off the new mobile phone with integrated video playback on a bus from Luang Nam Tha to Huay Xai, Laos

Showing off the new mobile phone with integrated video playback on a bus from Luang Nam Tha to Huay Xai, Laos

 

Early morning bus ride to a provincial capital. Grab my sandwich and coffee, as well as three plastic bags with other food. Get on the bus and sit comfortably in a soft chair. Take out my brand new mobile phone and show off a little bit. Just so that those neighbours know that I'm no fool and my husband earns good money.  READ MORE »

Do women also control family finance in your family?

Woman repairing a punctured tyre of a motorbike near Tha Khaek, Laos

Woman repairing a punctured tyre of a motorbike near Tha Khaek, Laos

 

You know, it's a myth that there are "men only jobs" and "women only jobs". Women in Asia can perfectly well do any type of job - change a flat tyre of a motorbike, load a truck with cargo or go for industrial fishing.
That leaves men with a time pressure relieved and some extra time available for being able to enjoy a fine company of other men and round or two of a serious card game.  READ MORE »

Ladies and gentlemen, it's raining!

Three on a motorbike under a heavy rain

Three on a motorbike under a heavy rain, Cambodia, Siem Reap

 

People in the countryside love it, city dwellers hate it, we wait for it.

Today it's raining, ladies and gentlemen.  READ MORE »

Drink or drive?

Petrol stations. Dalat , Vietnam

Petrol station. Dalat, Vietnam

 

Driving a motorbike in Vietnam? You'll be definitely using one of these funky petrol stations.  READ MORE »

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