Monday, 15 June 2009

Thai Cultural Lessons #3 [Song Thaews]

This is my favourite form of transport in Thailand. It is called a 'song thaew' and is very simple and easy to use! You simply hop on the back, press a buzzer when you want to get off, and then jump off and pay the driver! Different colours go to different places.

Song Thaew drivers are very observant. The vehicles that go up and down the main road that the university is on will slow down as they pass the entrances to smaller roads that come off it, looking for potential passengers. So you may still be 10 metres away from the main road, but if you give them the nod, or even just look like you might want to get on, they will wait for you!

3 cheers for song thaews!!

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