Sunday, September 30, 2012

City vs. Country

The cabby whose taxi I rode in today literally wears two hats. He dons a baseball cap when he's driving his cab and puts on this straw hat when he's farming. This is not uncommon in Bangkok as many cabbies here come from the countryside to drive a taxi between rice plantings and harvests, or when extra income is desperately needed. I asked the driver of this taxi which job he prefers and he told me that he would much rather do farming than drive in this city full of traffic jams and crazy people.