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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Beating the traffic blues

Getting around Soho and the Westend can be difficult by car. Personally? I walk. An alternative option is to take a rickshaw. Ok slightly more expensive than a black cab, but hey loads of fun. Think of it as supporting the mostly foreign students trying to make their way in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

20 comments:

Brianna said...

I took one of those a few years ago. It was loads of fun!

MARIA GRAZIA said...

Never seen one of those in London. Next time I am there I'd like to try... if I can afford it. Teachers are rather poor down here in Italy!

Hans said...

And don't forget the environment as well.

Ivy said...

Sounds like fun!

Steffe said...

Could be a good way to get some good photos. Just sitting there aiming the camera at everything you see.

Bostonian said...

What a lovely picture.

Why are there more English than Chinese walking around London Chinatown?

BambuleJule said...

It´s properly a student... Maybe next time when I´m in London I should take on to support them... :-)

Greetings from Finland

marley said...

I've been tempted but never had a go. I'd feel sorry for them doing all that peddaling!

Laura said...

without vehicle, just walking
Anyways, it's good for environment

Gracie said...

There would be a lot less homeless people in London if we strap a richshaw on each one of them. Don't you think?

DaveM said...

It looks as if its a beautiful day there. We have the rickshaws in Cardiff too, but they are free......

Elise said...

I had a go on a rickshaw after the ballet one night when I couldn't face the walk back to the station. My goodness it was hairy ! Soooooooo fast. Like being on a cycle but not in control. The ground in front of you, in the space between the driver and the cart, just flies by and there is nothing to grab onto - other than your partner of course !!!

Great fun but FAST. And actually we haggled so we got if for the same price as a blck cab since there were so many of them hanging around the theatres.

Brilliant, and as I say, speedy gonzales.

magiceye said...

seems like a great way to catch the city spots!

Hilda said...

A rickshaw is something I would never have thought London would have (unless it were in your Chinatown or something — which is what that red arch reminds me of).

Hilda said...

Oh, and thank you for answering my question about that red flare! I doubt if I can find a lens hood for my little camera but I'm going to try shielding it with a piece of cardboard next time I catch a sunset :D

dechiL said...

that yello three-cycle what's called in there? in my country it called "becak"..

JM said...

Very cool rickshaw, but I'm with you, I allways walk.

lunarossa said...

I love rickshaws in London! I took one once with a friend and we had such a laugh! Don't remember how much we paid though. I'm sure it wasn't that much. Ciao. A.

Laurent said...

I was in London last week-end and actually aw this "rickshaw" but I prefered walking which is a great way to enjoy the city. London is getting more and more one of my favourite cities.

Phoenix Nicole said...

I wish I had visited this part of London when I went. I guess it's time for another trip! lol

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