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Flat Tires (From the Archive)

It seems like flat tires are a common part of my fieldwork.  Two of my favorite flat tires, i.e. they got fixed and nothing got screwed up (much), are shown below:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 9:12AM

I had a pretty tight travel schedule after we finished the fieldwork in Shinlonga (see Naw Aung and His Sagawa). Went back to Tanai on Sunday after the final wrap-up meeting with the community, and then the six hour drive to Myitkyina on Monday to catch my flight to Yangon on Tuesday to make my Singapore Airlines flight back to New York on Wednesday. Any screw-ups in this itinerary and I don't make it back to New York in time for Christmas (see Merry Christmas).  And then we got the flat driving back to Myitkyina on the Ledo Road...


Monday, August 17, 2009 at 4:35AM

While running last minute errands in Hanoi on Dr. Ban's motorcycle, we got a flat tire on Pham Ngu Lao Street. Help was right around the corner. Took about five minute to change the tube (the old one was too ratty to patch) and cost about 40,000 VND, i.e. a little over two dollars.

Reader Comments (1)

Changing flat tyre doesn't easy after all especially when you are in a strange, foreign land with full of strangers good thing there are helpful.

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