That’s Right. We’re Bad. We’re Locals. OK, Sort Of!


Here we are, the three lovely GotPassport family members on our rental bike in Chiang Mai.  Thanks to the talented Daniel @Eloren from Canvas of Light for this beautiful picture.  Did I say- Beautiful and Lovely!  Hee hee!

I guess the camera around my neck makes us not so “locals” just yet!    Not sure if we’ll ever leave home without it though.

Thanks Dan for the picture.

Be sure to check out Dan’s website for stunning images from all over the world.

Here are a few more from our own collection of motorbike photos!

That’s a rice cooker I’m holding.  Jack’s doing a super job getting us all over town and being a careful driver.  Thanks Honey! And Emma gets a kick out of getting around with the motor bike.  She calls it the natural air conditioning.

Determined to ride the bike with a dress and high-heels like the local ladies.  I’ll let ya know when I have mastered that.  That’s just me posing, pretending to ride the bike!  🙂

We Say NO to Status Quo.

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24 thoughts on “That’s Right. We’re Bad. We’re Locals. OK, Sort Of!

  1. Hahaha, this reminds me of the first time Ryan (my hubby) is visiting Indonesia, he was shocked when he saw a motorcycle with a family of 3 kids on it. Little kid first in the front, daddy behind him, driving, mommy holding a baby, then the older kid behind mommy.

    1. Ha, good story. Having lived 4 years in Taiwan as a youth, I was accustomed to seeing large families on a single bike. I wonder if that’s why I feel comfortable riding around Chiang Mai….

  2. I was leery about riding my motorcycle by myself, I’d be a little scared getting used to driving two other people along with me…and great investment with the rice cooker – I use mine daily.

    1. Hey monkey, thanks for commenting. Yes, motorbiking around, as a notion, can be intimidating, but my role models are the elderly ladies (and men) who ride around daily, running errands, getting supplies, shopping etc. I try to ride defensively like they do.. Once we’re in the flow, it feels like there is an order where none seems to exist. You pass on the right, cruise slower on the left, bikers do use their signals, and everyone maintains a sense of personal space (believe it or not..). =) I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, but it is liberating to go wherever you want, fairly efficiently, too.

  3. How nice!
    In Chiang Mai, you could call them family transporter! lol
    You might even get 2 more on it… 😉 A great transport vehicle for the city!

    1. So true, Melvin. We are not nearly using our scooter to capacity, compared to the locals. Whether it’s hauling people, or supplies, or their family business, the Thais are amazing.

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