Riding a train in Germany
can provide
moments of enjoyment.
Riding taxis in Germany or going by tube can really be fun, I grant. All very good and useful means of transport, comfortably and fast.

But there is a funny little vehicle around in South East Asia and known all over the world, that beats many other public transport vehicles in the way in which it impresses its passengers.  Riding a 3-wheeler is an adventure, especially for Europeans!


These auto rickshaws with 3 wheels
have no doors and no seat belts.
They have a top-speed of around 50 Km/h and their motors sound like lawn mowers. But they are extremely manoeuvrable. I have heard they can even be turned in circles at the same spot. I haven’t seen it yet, nor have I journalistically examined the artistically quality of their performance. However, one thing is for sure: they squeeze through the heaviest traffic and fit into the smallest imaginable gap. Riding a 3-wheeler is guaranteed to be memorable.

Please get your headphones before climbing in. Enjoy the ride!

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Unedited field recording
(Photos © R.Burbach)