Outdoor Wednesday 006: Overloaded moto-dop

I always carry my digi-cam in my bag everywhere I go just for no reason other than to be, you know, prepared when that picture-perfect moment presents itself. Like in this week’s entry.

Is the woman going to the market or just been to the market?

I believe this woman is on her way to the market to sell fresh vegetables. Public markets here in Cambodia aren’t like any of those public markets in the west. Most of the markets are spread chaotically in a sprawl unlike those in the west where everything is organised. Pretty much everything in the public markets are for sale, from fresh meats and produce to dry goods, including household items, shoes and RTWs.  With a shielded wallet or otherwise, the noisy, chaotic markets are well-worth a visit.

Moto-dops, or moto-taxis, on the other hand, are the most common public transportation here. Moto-dops, at times, are also used to transport all kinds of items from one place to another. As you can see in the photo above, everything is stuffed on the moto – front, back, sides – plus the passenger, and not a single space spared. And it is perfectly normal to do that  🙂  I’ve actually seen and photographed more overloaded than this but this will have to do for now.


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