Photoblog Vehicles

5 Passagiere auf einem Mopde

Five on a moped - again!

Whoever drives on Thai roads should never forget to regularly use the rear-view mirror.

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Mercedes oder nicht?

This Mercedes looks different

Whoever wants to drive a Mercedes in Thailand must either have plenty of money, or enough imagination.

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Pickup mit Schubkarren total überladen.

Need wheelbarrow?

How many wheelbarrows are there on this pickup? Whoever guesses the exact number wins - a wheelbarrow :-)

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Pickup hebt gleich ab

The maximum load capacity is exceeded!

It surprised us that the front wheels had not lost contact with the road. Unfortunately, we were not driving over any bumps, otherwise the sight might have been a lot more interesting.

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Pickup mit Reifen überladen

Thailand - A pickup truck loaded with tires

It's not always the camera is at hand, but at least sometimes:

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Unfall Zuckerrohrlaster Thailand Udon Thani

Sugar cane truck overturns

The catastrophically overloaded trucks that bring the raw sugar cane from the field to the refinery tend to tilt even on a straight road. Here on a bend, the driver was probably a bit too fast, happily nobody was injured in the accident.

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Blastercar Udon Thani Thailand

Small car, big sound

By chance I came across a garage, where a small car was being worked on. Nothing special, but the guys had just done a sound check, which made me aware of the tinkering. The sound was great, the volume infernal!

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Ratten in Thailand

Rats on the way to be eaten

Again and again you can hear in the news reports from Thailand that the consumption of rats is rising sharply and that rodents are a speciality import from Cambodia. On the way to Chiang Mai we noticed this pickup with it's cargo, and only on second glance we realized what was being transported in the cages:

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Unfall auf dem Highway 2 Thailand

Accident on Highway 2 towards Khon Kaen

A straight road, even in Thailand, should be safe for the worst drivers. In many cases, however, truck drivers get bored on a straight road and fall asleep and end up, at best, in the drainage ditch, where they might wake up again.

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Ladungssicherung thailändisch

Thai trucks loaded completely

Cargo securing can be accomplished in many different ways: on the one hand there is the opportunity to lash the cargo properly,on the other hand, you could put someone on top to take charge of the load. :-)

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