Taxi ride


…by Gordon.

My Neighbour drives a motorcycle ‘trishaw’ taxi for a living.
Recently we have created a system where I get a lift back from the market if I’m spotted carrying my ‘man basket’ full of fruit and, occasionally, fresh flowers.

This rather unusual sight goes down well with the clientele of the local tea shops that we pass on our way back to Sanon restaurant.
This wonderful arrangement has emerged as, over our time here. We have engaged with the community by sharing pineapples, mangoes and dragonfruit that are in abundance during various times of the year. We’ve also been delivered local ‘boiled’ peanuts when in season. We’ve helped each other with garbage pick ups.
I’ve read books sitting in the dirt with grandchildren, grandmas and occasional dogs. We’ve had chats to regular morning walkers before enjoying local breadsticks from the corner tea house. I’ve also treated bottle collectors to breakfasts of fried rice or noodle meals … in lieu of handing out money. We figure a full belly is a win win for them and the stall holder.
The language barrier has not been a problem as a huge smile goes a long way.
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4 thoughts on “Taxi ride

  1. Mingelaba !I recognise both of you!!!! Lovely picture – you are such a local now Gordon…….xx

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  2. Mary Givney-Clark January 19, 2020 — 12:10 pm

    You share a great empathy with the community that has been your home for 14mths. Always involved & forward thinking..

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  3. Fabulous Gordon. Love the pic. Love the flowers. Love your stories. XX TT

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  4. veronica Pansaru January 19, 2020 — 1:38 am

    Bartering is “alive and well.” – no better system for a happy neighbourhood…….

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