So if you read my last post, you know I talked about cab rides all ready. But what I didn’t realize is that there are two other cab drivers I failed to mention.
The tuk-tuk drivers (not sure if that spelling, but it is pronounced the same as you would say the uke in Luke) are annoying. The tuk-tuks are cool but the drivers are like used car salesman times 10. They will stalk you, try to up sale you, bargain with you…and all you want to do is go to your destination. So annoying. I ended up paying a guy triple just to shut up and drive me back to the hotel. lol He wanted us to go to some jewelry store and a tailor shop so he could get some free gas in a promotion that was going on. Then he had the nerve to call him the next day so he could take us around Bangkok to see the sites. Yeah buddy, you just keep waiting for that call.
The motorbike cabbies are probably the coolest of all the cabbies. They have some serious driving skills too. Weaving in and out of traffic like a bunch of ants going back and forth from the colony.
I got a chance to ride one today and it was pretty fun. No waiting in traffic, you just go in between, behind, around, or wherever else there is space. I got to my destination in no time. That is definitely the way to travel in Bangkok! I found it funny that the guy didn’t offer me a helmet until we were on the way back and it started to sprinkle. Really, you don’t offer me one for safety, but you don’t want me to get wet? Hmmm, there is something definitely wrong with that.