Down (includes insurance) – Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 23, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 23, 2017.

In February 2017, we visited Golden Rock, the huge golden rock balanced at the top of Mount Kyaiktiyo; this is one of Myanmar’s three most sacred sites.  This photo shows trucks on the way down Mount Kyaiktiyo.  These trucks drive at breakneck speed up and down the steep twisty road.

This sign hangs in a large shed where the trucks are boarded. A front seat (which we believe is actually a seat in the cab of the truck) costs 3,000 kyat (about $2.20 USD), while a bench seat costs 2,000 kyat (about $1.50 USD) for each of the six people crammed together on it. The truck does not depart until each seat is filled. As an amusement park ride similar to a rollercoaster without any safety equipment, the price was a bargain. And life insurance is included in the price.

These photos were taken on February 6, 2017. Specs for the first photo are:

Canon 100D, ISO 1600, f/8.0, 1/400 sec, 18 mm


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