Edge of the Frame – The cyclo driver

A rickshaw is called a “cyclo” in Vietnam.  This poor cyclo driver (actually may not be this particular cyclo in the photo nor its driver) when the cyclo that we rode on broke just as we arrived at the hotel in Hanoi after a night out.

An eventful ride indeed.  All of a sudden we felt we were falling over as our whole weight fell back and ended up with our legs in the air.  Luckily we remained intact on the seat but the poor cyclo driver fell off his.  A blessing no one was hurt and strangers from the street came and pushed our seat upright so we could get off!  I honestly cannot recall whether or not I took a photo of this poor driver before the incident.  Grin.




We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.
via Edge of the Frame.

6 thoughts on “Edge of the Frame – The cyclo driver

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  3. I would like to try this kind of rickshaw/ cyclo however I have never seen those. Only in china the motorized version however Everytime I point at one of hoher my mother in-law quickly gets us away into some normal taxi…she really doesn’t like these I believe

    • Riding these cyclo in Hanoi is sort of life risking. Just imagine the traffic in Vietnam and being in one of these cyclos and riding against the traffic. It’s like a battlefield charging for your enemies head on. A thrill ride in real life, you don’t need a theme park to do that in Vietnam. 🙂

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