Suzuki Taxis and Rickshaws
Two hours of bumping my head against the car ceiling...plus inhaling the black exhaust fumes from the trucks/buses in front...and the constant barrage of useless tooting of the horns...and listening to Nepali music that I couldn't understand...and my driver wobbling his head and singing to the tunes of the music...what an amazing experience! Oh and no seat belt...with all that, I'm amazed I didn't feel sick...: Photo Copyright Navjot Singh
Pedal power is not far behind either. With the strength of rickshaw drivers in South Asia (some of these guys carry upto 6 people crammed onto one of these, and that sometimes up a hill, too!), I'm baffled as to why India, Nepal or even Bangladesh hasn't provided a cycling star! If anyone of these rickshaw drivers had a bit of training, I'd say the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins would be up against some serious competition: Photo Copyright Navjot Singh
Flowers in remembrance
On a junction of a busy London street lies a well place set of flowers wrapped around a road sign pole. These are not some sort of decoration, but most probably a remembrance tribute to a cyclist or a pedestrian who fell victim to a road accident. Behind the flowers a cycle lane can be clearly seen. Road accidents can happen anywhere, and sadly the chances get higher in a busy metropolis such as London.
It's also worth pointing out how amazing how time plays an important part in our lives. While there has been a gradual decline in cycling in countries where it was seen as the traditional mode of transport, such as in China, Vietnam and India; on the other hand there has been a surge in cycling in cities such as London where cycling was not so common.
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