I was fascinated with how many people could get onto one motorbike. Someone said “the number of people you could fit onto a motorbike equals the number of people in your family.” Karl (our tour leader) said they often have a contest to see what photographer could get a photo of the most people on one motorbike. I got one with five.

I saw one man holding an infant in one arm and driving the motorbike with the other hand. I wish I had gotten a photo.

These first photos have just two people each on the bike, but some of the passengers are very young. Look also for the cell phone users.

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Women usually sit “side saddle” especially if they are the only passenger.

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According to the law, only the drive is required to wear a helmet! But the law is seldom enforced.

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Even monks ride as passengers; however, they seldom if ever drive the motorbike.

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Note the cell phone below.

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To market with Daddy.

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Here are the three on a bike photos.

Usually a very young child, as in the photo below, will stand with her/his toes under the daddy’s bottom and is sandwiched between the mom and the dad.

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This looks like a very young baby between the two women.

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Note the cell phone…

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The woman in the following photo is holding a tiny newborn.

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In the following two photos it appears that the babies are fast asleep.

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Four on a motorbike below.

In the following three photos see how the dad already has two children on the motorbike (one in front and one in back) and has come to pick up another daughter to be the fourth on the motorbike.


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The driver of this motorbike is an employee of New Hope School and was my interpreter for my project.

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The following photo was taken near the children’s hospital and might be a photo of a mom holding an ill baby.

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And finally, five on a motorbike!

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