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Yeah, rickshaws are fun … and usually incredibly cheap. I used them a lot for my trips to the vegetable souqs of Khartoum when I lived there. I have to admit, I fell in love with those “rolling miniature discotheques” with their flashy decor and squeaky speakers, blaring Arabic pop songs while bouncing over the dirt roads of the Sudanese capital. Given this affinity of mine, I stopped a rather plain-looking rickshaw during a recent visit to Bangkok to take me temple hopping. After two nanoseconds it became clear to me that rickshaw rides in Thailand were not only cheaper but also incomparably faster (and riskier) than Sudanese ones.

This is some raw footage of my wild ride through the Big Mango. Feel the speed?

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