View from a CNG (what the fuck’s a CNG?) – more pics from Dhaka

This is called a CNG (or vostok) in Bangladesh. In English it’s called an auto-rickshaw. They are imported from India, and are by far my favourite mode of transport in Bangladesh. The feeling of freedom cos there’re no doors and I still never fell out; the capacity to fit in more than 8 grown ups plus chickens, children and babies. And sometimes even motorcycles…..I love it!!

And here are some pics from the back of one on the streets of Dhaka….

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5 thoughts on “View from a CNG (what the fuck’s a CNG?) – more pics from Dhaka

  1. Wow! The vehicle seems so Wierd to me, being I live in the United States, although looks really cool. Love how you can fit a motorcycle in the vehicle along with everything else.

    What a neat looking way to get around the city!

    • I love this vehicle. Not supposed to be safe because of trucks, buses and 4 wheel drives on the road, but I didn’t experience any mishaps (touch wood) in last year-I was went everywhere in one. It totally depends on the driver.

      • Wish we had those in the states, maybe they do, but I have never seen one. We do have the “rick-shaws” where people pull you on the little thing that looks like a bicycle….recently saw many of these in Washington D.C.

        Always thought it looked a little odd for people to actually be pulling others around on a bicycle while they sit in the back. Don’t know how one person could do so much exercise in one day, by pulling people around such a hilly city as D.C. (northern part is uphill).

        Believe the “rick-shaw” originated from Asia, but unsure.

        Sure you know what I am referring to, with your travels.

  2. I love the views out the window. It’s a great POV. Reminds me of the Darjeeling Limited when they are in India, I believe.

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