Monday, September 7, 2009

Still unrelated

So, there is still nothing new to report on the knitting front so I give you another photo:

This is one of my favourite sites along the road from Phnom Penh to Ratanakiri. Usually, you see three or four motorcycles like this, traveling to the city together. I've been told the reason they do this is to save money on taxes. If all the beds were put onto a lorry and brought into PP that way, a tax would need to be paid. There is no tax for bringing in goods into the city on a moto. Thanks to this, you see dozens of ridiculously overloaded motos everyday.

If you have any doubts about how difficult carrying a king sized bed on the back of a moto might be, stop now. The bed in the photo is not one of those light weight IKEA particle board numbers, but a full fledged wooden bed. We have one at home and it takes two people just to reposition it. To move it, it needs to be disassembled and then each component requires at least two people. These guys who do this everyday are nothing short of amazing!

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