Transportation

 

 

Everest 2010a
This Nepalese salesman is hiking from one village to another, his huge basket full of all sorts of goods. I asked him, if he knew the weight of his basket, and he thought it would be around 90 kilograms! – Junbesi, Solu, eastern Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Zambia 1993 
Unga tribals, bringing a load of dried fish to a market at the edge of the Bangweulu Swamps, northern Zambia, to exchange them with other goods. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Parked scooters, Taichung, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
Boy, riding a donkey, Birecik, Turkey. As a close acolyte of Man, the donkey has been introduced to almost every corner of the world. The total population is about 40-45 million, with most, c. 11 million, in Chinese territories. – Read more about donkeys on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Horse, donkey and mule. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Uttarakhand 2008
Wearing a hat against the winter cold (but no socks), this tired rickshaw-driver is napping on his bicycle, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2017b
Taiwan 2017b
Two ways of transporting your children on a scooter, village of Dalinpo, near Kaohshiung, Taiwan. In the upper picture, the father has equipped his children with safety helmets, while the safety of his own head seems to be of less importance. Contrasting with this, the couple in the lower picture, talking on their cell phones, are wearing helmets, while their children’s heads seem less precious. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007 
This truck in central Myanmar also functions as a bus. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan_2018_022
Taiwan is at a very high level, as far as recycling is concerned. Everywhere you see various means of transportation: scooters, motorcycles, small pick-ups, and pull-carts, carrying huge loads of recycling materials. This picture is from Taichung. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tibet 1987
Donkey carts are a common means of transportation in Tibet, here in Shigatse. – Read more about donkeys on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Horse, donkey and mule. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991 
Indian busses are often filled to their bursting point, as this one in Rajasthan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydlige Afrika 1996-97
Passengers on board the ferry ‘M/V Ilala’, cruising Lake Malawi from south to north. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991 
This camel is pulling a cart, laden with yarn, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. – Read more about camels on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Camels. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Afrika 1980-81
A woman and her donkey on their way towards a lake south of Abalak, Niger, to fetch water. – Read more about donkeys on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Horse, donkey and mule. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indonesien 1985 
This man is carrying numerous baskets, tied to a bamboo pole, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1982
Crossing the Zanskar River, Ladakh, India, in a cable chair, the cables pulled by men on the opposite shore. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2009 
Motorcyclist with wife, children, and firewood, Banteay Kdei, Angkor, Cambodia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Island-Færøerne 1999
Transportation of sheep, Aðaldal, northern Iceland. – Read more about sheep on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Sheep and goat. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bangkok 2005-07 
At the floating market in Damnoensaduak, Thailand, two women and a man sell fruits from their boats: Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), pomelo (Citrus maxima), pineapples (Ananas sativus), lime (Citrus aurantiifolia), grapes (Vitis vinifera), and longan, or dragon-eye fruit (Dimocarpus longan). (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2009a
Porter, passing through smoke, seeping out from a house in the village of Koto, Marsyangdi Valley, central Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997 
These men are transporting long bamboo stems on a carrier cycle, Sonpur, Bihar, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007
This canal is the main thoroughfare through the town of Nyaung Shwe, Lake Inle, Myanmar. Transportation of passengers and goods mainly take place in longboats with outboard engines, whisking the water into high plumes. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indien 1994 
In the old days, transportation of people in Indian cities mainly took place in rickshaws, drawn by running men, called ‘rickshaw-wallahs’. – Today these rickshaw-wallahs are a rare sight, but may still be seen in the city of Kolkata. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1985
This little boy gets a free ride, acting as counterbalance in one of the baskets on his father’s bamboo carrying pole, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2009 
This elderly man is transporting goods (and his wife) on a mini-tractor, Shenghsing, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Afrika 1980-81
A perfect sense of balance. – This woman is walking along a road near Ngaunderé, Cameroun, balancing a dish on her head. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 1997-98 
This truck in Kochi, Kerala, South India, has an enormous load of oil drums. Hopefully, they are empty! (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
Punan tribals, punting their canoes, called perahu, up the Ba River, a tributary to the mighty Rajang River, Sarawak, Borneo. – Read more about the Punan people on this website, see Travel episodes: Borneo 1975 – Canoe trip with Punan tribals. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1989 
This petrol truck is stuck on a muddy road between Namtumbo and Tunduru, southern Tanzania. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Uttarakhand 2008
Staggering under their huge loads, these women are carrying dried grass to be used as fodder, Agora, Uttarakhand, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997 
In the Kashmir Valley, northern India, lakes and canals form important waterways for transportation of goods. This man is paddling a boat, laden with sacks, a door, and other items, through the city of Srinagar. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1991a
Porters, struggling through snow and fog around the pass Keke La (4229 m), Makalu-Barun National Park, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Asien 1977-78 
A large boat, a so-called belem, heavily laden with harvested reeds, Al-Sabel, marshes of southern Iraq. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2009
While waiting for his customers to return from a visit to Angkor Thom, Cambodia, the driver of this tuk-tuk, or motorcycle taxi, takes a nap. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Zambia 1993 
My car is crossing a small river in Kasanka National Park, Zambia, on a pontoon ferry. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014b
This golden retriever is too old to run behind his master’s scooter, so he transports it in this way. – Fangliao, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007 
A perfect sense of balance. – Girl, carrying laundry, Bagan, Myanmar. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Annapurna 2007
Before the construction of a road through the Kali Gandaki Valley, Annapurna, central Nepal, most transportation of goods in this valley took place on mules. This mule train is returning from the mountains without loads. – Read more about mules on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Horse, donkey and mule. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1988 
For thousands of years, Arabs have been trading along the East African coast, sailing in their typical dhows – an ancient Arabian type of sailboat. Africans have adopted the dhow, and today you still see them in large numbers along the East African coast. This one was photographed in the Buyuni Bay, Tanzania. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Annapurna 2007
On board this crowded bus, women bring big baskets of cucumbers to a market in Pokhara, central Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bali-Lombok 2012 
Carrying his load on a thick bamboo stem, this porter is making his way up a steep trail, Gunung Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
Three on a moped: Father and twin infant sons, Phuket, Thailand. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Costa Rica-2
Truck, decorated with a painting of a wolf, the sun, and a truck, on which the same image is repeated. – Cariari, Costa Rica. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Egypten 1999 
This ship in the Suez Canal, Egypt, is partly hidden behind a sand bar, creating an illusion of containers, being transported on board a train. In the background the Attaqa Mountains. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ladakh 2009
Relaxed rickshaw-driver, sleeping on his cycle, Delhi, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Everest 2010a 
Porter, struggling under a heavy load of planks, Gokyo Valley, Khumbu, Nepal. The mountains in the background are Thamserku (6608 m) (right) and Kangtega (6685 m). (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Europa 1972-2005
Horse cart with nicely decorated horses, near Prizren, Kosovo. – Read more about horses on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Horse, donkey and mule. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ethiopien 1996 
In Ethiopia, boats have been made from papyrus stems (Cyperus papyrus) since the 9th Century B.C. Today, vessels of this type still ply Lake Tana in the Ethiopian Highland, as this one, laden with fodder. A huge growth of papyrus is seen in the background. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guizhou 2009
This man is carrying a pig in his basket, Suicheng, Guizhou Province, China. – Read more about pigs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Pig. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Tandem bikes for rent, Taichung Metropolitan Park, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Indien 1994 
Ferry boat, bringing passengers across the Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
Cycle rickshaw drivers, waiting for customers, Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Costa Rica-2 
Heavily loaded cargo boat, near Pavona, Rio Suerte, Costa Rica. A few minutes after I took this picture, the boat capsized! (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Everest 2010
At high altitudes in the Himalaya, yaks burdened with bulky loads are a very common sight. The Latin name of these beasts, Bos grunniens (‘the grunting ox’) is very descriptive, as they grunt incessantly. The females, called nak, yield excellent milk. This picture is from Khumbu, eastern Nepal. – Read more about yak on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Cattle, banteng and yak. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Afrika 1980-81 
A pig, two chickens, and palm leaves are transported on a bicycle, between Zongo and Boyabu, Zaire. – Read more about pigs and chickens on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Pig; and Poultry. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997
Sikhs, easily identified by their immaculately bound turbans, are often employed as drivers of motor rickshaws. – Delhi, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Asien 1972-73 
Madan tribals in a canoe, Haur-al-Hamar, marshes of southern Iraq. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2009
This farmer in Dhobichour, Helambu, central Nepal, is carrying a huge load of silver-headed grass to his farm, to be used as fodder. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bali-Lombok 2012 
Despite heavy rain, this motorcyclist continues his journey, Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1985-86
A parked bicycle, loaded with baskets, is illuminated by the evening sun. – Delhi, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bangkok 2005-07 
Passengers on a ferry, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1978-79
Fresh meat, transported on a bicycle, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Kina 1987 
Chinese junk, Xi River, Guangdong, China. Rain clouds are looming in the background. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1985
This female trekker has twisted a foot and must now be carried on the back of a porter, Ghar Khola Valley, Annapurna, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1978-79
Fisherman, paddling his out-rigger canoe out into an ancient artificial lake, named Nuwara Wewa, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Rain clouds are looming on the horizon. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2009
Instead of spending many hours herding his goats along the road to the market, this man stuffs them into the luggage compartment of a bus, Baunepat, central Nepal. – Read more about goats on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Sheep and goat. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydlige Afrika 1996-97 
This sick Unga tribal, living in the Bangweulu Swamps, northern Zambia, is taken by boat to a local hospital. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997
Canoe, heavily laden with fodder, Dal Lake, Kashmir, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975 
A huge sack of apples, adorned with red plastic flowers, is being transported by donkey to a market in Kabul, Afghanistan. – Read more about donkeys on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man: Horse, donkey and mule. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007
Sunset on the Ayeyarwadi (Irrawaddy) River, Bagan, Myanmar. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014b 
Tourist busses, lined up during the ‘Cherry Blossom Festival’, Alishan, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1985
Women, carrying fodder, consisting of lopped branches of trees, from the jungle to their village near Sauraha, southern Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Afrika 1980-81 
Truck, driving on board a river ferry near Bogilima, Zaire. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2017
Three on a scooter, Taichung, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guizhou 2009 
Motorcycle taxi, Weining, Guizhou Province, China. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2009
Passenger boat on a river, Tonle Sap, Cambodia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

(Uploaded August 2017)

 

(Revised continuously)