Photo Essay: Bikes of Phnom Penh

July 27, 2010 · 10 comments

Cambodian biker carries gas bottle

Gas anyone?

Cambodian men chat with boy on back of bike

The kid looks impressed

Cambodian bikers on freeway

Cambodian bikers on freeway

Cyclist carrying colorful clothing

Cyclist carrying colourful clothing

Masks help combat the pollution from all the moped fumes

Masks help combat the pollution from all the moped fumes

School girls with their mopeds

School girls with their mopeds

Motorbikes and Mobile phones, a combination not recommended!

Motorbikes and Mobile phones, a combination not recommended!

Eggs anyone? Perfect condition, no cracks!

Eggs anyone? Perfect condition, no cracks!

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Eli July 27, 2010 at 7:53 PM

I’m guessing they don’t give tickets out for driving while talking on a cellphone out there. I wonder what the motorbike per capita looks like for that area? Must be pretty high. Nice shots, Rob.

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AdventureRob July 28, 2010 at 9:05 PM

No idea about talking and driving law, but if they do it isn’t bothering that guy!

I imagine it’s higher than developed countries, but from what I’ve heard still lower than Vietnam.

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AdventureRob July 28, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Oh and thanks, I think everyone of these photos were taken on the back of a tuk-tuk so they aren’t the most focused but certainly capture the spirit :-)

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Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker July 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Even worse when they txt while driving the bike… just when we thought it was bad to drive a car and txt.
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AdventureRob July 30, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Dustin – Combine that with complete lack of helmets in the photo’s and you’d think there was multiple disasters waiting daily there.
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Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker July 31, 2010 at 3:08 AM

@Rob Cambodia was motorcycle crazy, but still nothing compared to Vietnam!
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Tash March 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

These photos are awesome, and capture the experience and wonderment of travelling on PP streets perfectly! Ha!
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AdventureRob March 31, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Thanks very much :-) It’s nice to go back on posts like these to remind us just how they were. It shows why photography is important in travel.
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Santel March 29, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Nice shooting, I think you were taking these photos on a TUK TUK, good works!
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AdventureRob March 31, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yes, well spotted!

Thanks very much :-)
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