Somehow this Thai web site managed to exist for almost a year without a picture of the ubiquitous tuktuk. These three wheel marvels are an excellent way to travel through Bangkok, though only for shorter trips. The exhaust fumes of traffic will overcome you, should you spend too long in transit. Most of the tuktuk drivers wear surgical masks to combat Bangkok's pollution. Fares are based on distance and negotiated before the trip. On our first tuktuk ride Kristin and I spent five minutes sitting outside a tailor's encouraging our driver to go get himself a suit if he wanted. We didn't even know it was a scam. Many tuktuk drivers try to supplement their income by taking tourists to a particular tailor or gem shop, hoping to earn a commission on any sales. Inevitably on every tuktuk ride there's an excellent tailor between where you are and where you're going.

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