Day 151: Tuk Tuk Culture in Siem Reap

IMG_1365Throughout our travels in Southeast Asia we encountered all types of tuk tuks, many with elaborate paint jobs and decorations. Unlike anywhere else, Superheroes are the theme of choice in Siem Reap, Cambodia. In fact, these drivers seem to be at the top of the pecking order as far as tuk tuks go. In the evenings they all hang out together at the same part of Pub street, separate from the others drivers waiting for fares. It’s like they’re the cool kids of the bunch. One night we took a ride in the batman tuk tuk and on the way our driver waved and started honking at the Spiderman tuk tuk across the street. We asked if he knew the other driver and he turned and smiled and said “yeah, that’s my friend. His name is the Spider”

 

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