Photo: Rickshaw drivers at the Chiang Mai Gate

Rickshaw drivers at the Chiang Mai Gate

At the Chiang Mai Gate market very early in the morning rickshaw driver gather. Their business is to take little old Thai ladies home from the market with their produce. Their only customers are the old ladies who are clinging to a bygone way of life.. to a time when Chiang Mai was quiet and uncluttered by cars  and trucks. I admire the drivers and the old ladies who are resolute in the face of progress…peddle on.

About Larry Bosco

In 2010 I had one of those “Is this all there is” moments and so in January 2011 I retired from Real Estate Appraising, sold off all my worldly goods and headed out as a solo traveler in search of a new place to live. Since then I’ve traveled around the world, made new friends and had many great adventures and some not so great. After staying almost a year in Cuenca, Ecuador I have headed back to South East Asia where I began the journey in 2011. Currently I am living in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 Responses to Photo: Rickshaw drivers at the Chiang Mai Gate

  1. Claudia says:

    We are all resolute in the face of progress…. and peddle on. I can’t imagine they make much money just doing that. They must do something else too. I see that they are wearing jackets and gloves, is it cold there?

  2. Paula Wong says:

    Thanks, Larry!!!! I used to spend a couple minutes each day looking at these weathered men, with interesting faces….and wondered what lives they’ve led. Can you imagine doing this all day?

  3. Ron Stagnari says:

    Larry,
    It looks like the same rules apply in Chiang Mai as India. A rickshaw driver cannot be more than five foot three and weigh no more than 125 pounds!!! Strong little buggers!!

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