Thought I’d share with you these cool bikes and scooters I photographed while living in Laos. One of the highlights of my time there was the 32km commute I had to, and from, work everyday. Really fun to mix it up in traffic, ride with and talk with the lovely Laos people about their bikes.
Where so few people (traditionally) owned cars, having a bike is a way of life in Laos. I always loved seeing the care and attention, or sometimes inattention, owners there lavish upon their steeds.
It seems that covering a bike with stickers is very appropriate in Laos, as is riding around with a small dog in the shopping basket. It was always amazing to see how many bikes that would be considered collectors items here in Australia, are still in everyday use over there. Always cool to see bikes that owners have modified, especially when parts and labour are dirt cheap