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This typical hood-less truck really seemed to be some interesting creature as it didn’t look like anything that a regular automotive company would produce and sell. Probably the most rudimentary of all moving vehicles, the noisy machines had to be started manually with a winch and while in other countries the front part was only used to plow fields, but in Burma they had evolved to real vehicles, carrying everything from construction material over human passengers with all sorts of stuff to skyscraper high loads of goods!

But whatever these vehicles were, they were widely used all over the country and they looked extremely fascinating, especially when fully loaded and it's wonderful to be able to hear the 'powerful' engine rattling around town. Hitching a ride on the back of one of these beauties can be really good fun as I had personally experienced myself first hand. A true cultural experience....

Shot taken at main market in Nyaung U township on the bank of Irrawaddy River as the driver was patiently waiting for the last passenger to board and all set in the 'race'

Setting: 70 mm, 1/100 sec, F11, ISO Raw 200, 0959 hrs

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