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Only In Asia #1 – Selling Fruit by Horse Carriage in Urban Cities

Posted April 2nd, 2011 by Peter · 7 Comments

This is our first installment of Only In Asia: Selling Fruit by Horse-Drawn Carriage in Urban Cities. This awesome photo was taken by our very own kvietgrl in Beijing, China. When I was working in Beijing last year, I sometimes saw villagers come to town on Horse-Drawn Carriages to sell fruit (mostly), but I never had a camera around when I would see them.

This is a real treat for us here at SAPL because it is definitely not something we see every day (or ever).

Thanks, Kvietgrl!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cathy // Apr 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    This is fun! I`ve never seen one like it. I would love to go to China one day and see for myself.

    In Manila, there are still a few horse-drawn carriages… but they are usually meant for tourists around the Walls of Intramuros. I remember seeing them a lot in front of my Aunt`s house when I was a kid, but had never been on them all my life.

    I love this post! ;)

  • 2 Peter // May 13, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Thanks Cathy, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • 3 zam // May 31, 2011 at 9:46 am

    actually i saw this alot of times before in diff countries.
    also it can be found in my country o.O
    but still seeing things new to u is amazing :)
    am happy u experienced that :)

  • 4 franquicia lyoness // Jun 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    thank you for sharing such a great post its really awesome

  • 5 Doc // Aug 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I like how is carriage is a light tractor trailer with engines removed.

  • 6 mbt // Oct 5, 2011 at 2:18 am

    that seems have lot of fun .

  • 7 basil // May 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    //Doc // Aug 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I like how is carriage is a light tractor trailer with engines removed.//

    I learnt from history class that Canada had these too – during the Depression in the 30s, they were called “Bennett Buggy”, after Prime Minister who got the blame for the economy.

    It’s cool they are re-purposing a dead auto this way.

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