Miss Igorota’s first tuk-tuk experience

first tuk-tuk ride

Exhilirating, dizzying, super-fast! You grab on to your seat, and once it started rolling you can’t help but grin — you know, the kind of nervous grin you have when you get on a roller-coaster ride because most tuk-tuk drivers transform into madmen once they hit the road. It’s like being whisked from point A to point B at a very alarming speed.

According to Wikipedia:

An auto rickshaw or tuk tuk (auto, rick, autorick or rickshaw in popular parlance) is a motor vehicle that is one of the chief modes of transport across many parts of South and East Asia, especially as a vehicle for hire. It is a motorized version of the traditional rickshaw or velotaxi, a small three-wheeled cart driven by a person, and is related to the cabin cycle.

For those who haven’t been on this side of Asia, Miss Igorota recommends a tuk-tuk ride for first-timers in the city. It is an essential and a fun way to see the city. Tourists and barangs (expats) in Phnom Penh are usually seen riding tuk-tuks, but now, more and more locals are starting to use them to commute. It’s supposed to hold only 4 passengers, but the humble four-wheeled tuktuk can hold as much as a dozen or more. Plus a number of chickens, pigs, sacks of rice… figure that out. Miss Igorota reckons that, apart from having four-wheels and a bigger body size, tuk-tuks are similar to traysikels (tricycle) back in the Philippines.

For more of Miss Igorota’s travels, visit Postcards from Miss Igorota.

4 thoughts on “Miss Igorota’s first tuk-tuk experience

  1. Hi Sisterits! musta na? eto ulet number ni Mel +85599527345…ano tuloy na kayo dun kena Spool Artist?

    Had fun riding Tuktuk last week in Kandy esp with the driver, the best tuktuk driver na nameet ko…sana lahat ng tuktuk drivers are like him…honest & trustworthy (please read more about him sa blog ni Yvonne)… pagka ganun I would prefer tuktuk nalang than hiring a car 🙂

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