I have started to use the street corner motorcycle taxis recently and have two questions. Is it safe to use them? How much should I pay for shortish trips? I have found them very handy and will drop me exactly where I want (especially off the Baht Bus routes), but I am a little concerned about the correct fare.
Dear Motocy Mary,
You are a brave young lady, aren’t you, but your concerns are a bit mis-directed. Traveling anywhere round here is dangerous as cars, buses and motorcycles do not mix. You can always get a baht bus to take you somewhere off the usual route, but arrange the price first. How much should you pay? Shortish trips B. 50-60. Just learn to ask first, barter second before getting on or in.