Traveling around the countryside and to small towns and markets in Asia, in this case Southern China, I'm constantly amazed at the ingenious solutions people come up with to take care of their transport needs.
Many of the bicycles are customized for personal use, some with enhanced people-carrying capabilities and some outfitted for commerce. There are boats large and small, factory produced and hand-made. And the tractor-type vehicles, which I first noticed years ago in Laos and have seen all over Asia since, carrying goods and passengers. One rarely sees 2 of any the same and, as far as I can discern, fashion plays no part, although it's certainly possible I'm missing some subtleties. It seems to be entirely utility that counts and I greatly admire the results.
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