On a bicycle built for two


Dear Hillary,

Took a motorbike taxi the other day. There were two of us and we shared the same bike. As you have advised many times, we agreed to a fare before we got on. It wasn’t far, just down to the supermarket so we thought 60 baht was reasonable. When we got there he asked for 120 baht, getting the message across that the fare is per person. I’ve never heard of this before. Were we being ripped off?


Dear Vonnie,

With two up there is more wear and tear, more fuel used and so I can understand his way of thinking. There also is the fact that you are a tourist! Not much you can do about it now, but next time you know to barter the fares for two!