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Do’s and Don’ts of Riding a Motorbike on an Island

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Do’s and Don’ts of Riding a Motorbike on an Island

Post Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:30 am



We’ve seen the amazingly glorious results on Glee (well, I have anyways) when two different songs of totally unrelated genres are combined in a ‘mash-up’ of vocal styling and creative manipulations of music scores. It’s not so pretty when the ‘mash-up’ is a combo of expats, tourists and locals buzzing around a busy island on motorbikes, vying for the coveted spots in the narrow tunnel between lanes of cars.

Yes, I have to admit, my husband and I have succumbed to the heady lure not having to sit in gridlocked traffic in the busier parts of the island, like Phuket Town, Patong and the dreaded traffic circle at Heroine’s Monument. We both have motorbikes and I do find myself giggling away as I blast by motorists, fuming in their cars as the third or fourth light changes to red and they still haven’t moved more than a few feet. It’s exhilarating...

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