Thursday 29 December 2011

Bamboo train

Arrived at Battambang today and had a lovely journey through the countryside to a disused railway line. The locals have rigged up tiny rafts made of offcuts of wood and bamboo that are balanced on two sets of wheels that fit on the train track.
They have mounted little lawnmower sized engines on them and you can whiz along the track!
The etiquette is that if you meet another machine coming in the opposite direction, then the one with the lightest load has to dismantle their machine so that the other can go past.
This happened to us at least three times in half an hour.

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