Motorscooter Freight



The web abounds with photos of swarms of motorscooters in cities all over the world particularly in South-East Asia. It truly is a change of pace than in European and American cities. I find the motorscooters piled with freight most fascinating, good enough, certainly for a Top 5 post.

My Top 5 Motorscooter Freight sights were:

1. You can’t help but stare when you see a family of four on a scooter – especially when the Mom is nursing the baby as they drive by!!! We saw this in Chiang Mai, but they passed too quickly for us to get a photo.

2. Two twin mattresses doubled and tied to the back of the scooter. This made the IKEA ads of a bed on a VW Beetle look easy.


3. Twice we saw a full pane of glass (about the size of the door above) and a similar-sized mirror wedged between the driver and his passenger. Truly frightening.

4. As in the top photo above, we saw many variations of a shop-on-a-bike. Clothing, food, or in this case, random household supplies.


5. This one is my hands-down favorite. This card reminded us of some friends in Seattle but when we bought it, we hadn’t seen anything like this. When my friend received the card, he scanned it and posted it on Facebook. Not a day later we drove right by a man on a scooter with three hogs strapped to the back. Too funny!

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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

5 thoughts on “Motorscooter Freight

  1. Shawna

    Great photos! The best things about traveling are experiencing different cultures and the pictures that you get. (The guy with the door has got to be wishing he had not chosen rush hour.)

  2. Tijmen

    haha, cant believe the kind of stuff people would move on the scooters over there. I bet the cops dont do anything about it either when they see it.

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