Only In Cambodia: Pigs travel in a Minibus…

Only In Cambodia: Pigs travel in a Minibus…

Pigs being transported in a Cambodian minibus.

I’m well-used to seeing all kinds of sights on the roads of remote, rural Cambodia, where usually anything goes, but I have to confess to being very surprised when I recently got on a small ferry to cross a river.

The car ferry I took to cross a Cambodian river.

The car ferry I took to cross a Cambodian river.

On the ferry was a minibus which looked much posher than most of the vehicles we’d seen that day, but it was emitting a pungent odour, so I walked over to get a better look and was surprised to see the occupants.

The minibus in question.

The minibus in question.

There were maybe fifty pigs squashed up in the back, where the seats had been removed.

"Help"...

“Help”…

They were clearly unhappy, as it was baking hot, and it certainly didn’t look like an appropriate or safe way to transport livestock of any description.

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Once the minibus arrived at its destination and its unusual cargo had been disembarked, I have no doubt the seats would have been replaced, it wouldn’t get cleaned, and it would be full of human passengers on the way back…

For a modern-day take on Backpackers and the perils of trekking into the Vietnam War-torn jungles of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/

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Front cover of BACK Part 1.

Front cover of BACK Part 1.

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