The motorbike invasion here on the sidewalks is widespread, seeming "normal' and unbelievably dangerous.
This pic is a normal space for walking and is tame!!! And trust me, while Bangkok on back of a motorbike is bad, this is just next level horrifying and scary!
The bikes, cars and buses seem to go in any direction they choose completely seemingly oblivious to crossings, green lights for people to cross the street and any and every direction including on the pavement is totally acceptable.
But the parks, cultural spaces are a beautiful serene oasis right in the middle of this somewhat organised chaos where very obliviously the roads have barely improved since the French left in the 1950s.
I haven't seen one cop the whole time I've been here!
Officials more focused on removing street vendors - one of the most charming features of this city.
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