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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Street Etiquette

Winding down narrow streets, past the Go Go Iron Works, the Hail Stone Restaurant, beauty palaces, stupas with prayer flags. To get to the lane going in the opposite direction, one inches the car across oncoming traffic, as bicycles, motorcyles and cars stream around, until one is free to move into the lane. The close calls are too many, but they always seem to be near misses instead of hits, and the traffic here is not half so bad as in other countries.

(Apparently the server where my blog lives has been replaced, wreaking havoc with photos and posts.)

9 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

Lucia, thanks for painting such wonderful images with your words. Screw the photo server! ;)

7:31 AM  
Blogger St. Dickeybird said...

North Americans should be sent there to learn how to drive!
They have a less-rigid driving atmosphere, but probably have less driver-fault accidents!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

Sounds about right. Thats how traffic there is all near misses.

8:40 AM  
Blogger jen said...

i remember crossing the street in phnom penh and thinking it was the most insane thing in the world. ocmpletely impossible - and yet if you lean into the ongoing push, they work their way around you like magic.

i am glad your site is working better, and you are well and happy.

8:53 AM  
Blogger gr said...

Yeah, and hard to comment sometimes too. Keep up the good work and writing though!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

Yep.. it did seem your site was down yesterday. Apparently, there is something going on with Blogger. Hm. Anyway, what you're describing doesn't sound all that different from Khon Kaen with the exception of avoiding the darned tuk-tuks. :)

Peace,

~Chani

1:17 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

Lucia, stay safe! Do they use wonderful sign language like they do here with a near miss?

5:15 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I'm mental waltzing as I feel myself lost in your posts. I love where you go and how you share.

6:34 PM  
Blogger KC said...

China. Deadly.

Like playing Frogger.

7:30 PM  

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