Standing in a Truck – A Different Way To Travel In Oman

Once we left the city of Muscat, seeing men and kids standing in a truck was a common site in Oman. Our guide thought it looked like fun, I thought it looked dangerous, what do you think?

Standing in a Truck

standing in a truck

Photo Β© Rhonda Albom 2012, taken outside Misfat, Oman

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  1. says

    this seems to be common in this culture- now whether I would stand up has everything to do with how much I trust the driver πŸ™‚
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  2. says

    I use to do it all the time when we were kids if we were on back roads. But it is dangerous and I have often wondered how I ever lived through my child hood. But it was fun!!

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    • Rhonda Albom says

      LOL – I think I am out of things in the back of trucks photos – but you never know. There are 1000s of travel photos from our around the world adventure.

  3. says

    Definitely scary! I wouldn’t last a second! It reminded me of something I saw recently – a garden worker standing in the back of a ute with a hedge trimmer to reach the top of the hedge …..but with a mate driving them along while they trimmed it!

  4. Sophia says

    I think it looks like fun. I would at least try it. I don’t think I would let me kids do it until I’ve done it first. The people in the pic look as if they are pretty good at it. Maybe because they’ve been doing it for so long.

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    • Rhonda Albom says

      I am guessing this is so normal that people don’t even give it a second thought. good point about the kids, I wouldn’t let my kids ride that way either.

    • Rhonda Albom says

      Think about it though, you would already be outside if you go sick, we would just have to be sure no one was behind you πŸ™‚ eewww – sorry, just couldn’t resist πŸ™‚

  5. Kim,USA says

    That is pretty common in my native country Philippines. That is not even full ^_^ Some sight you can’t see the truck or car the people is way too many ^_^ Great shot!

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    • Rhonda Albom says

      It seemed pretty common in several of the countries we visited. Just a matter of getting the right shot as we were driving too.

  6. ❀ Julie Maloney ❀ (@Momspective) says

    I took a LONG road trip in the middle of Mexico once (no idea where, outside Mexico City is all I know) and we got a “cab” which was about 10 of us standing in the back of a truck. I was the only girl. A very white, blonde girl. They loved me.
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    • Rhonda Albom says

      That is a very good point. We found the head scarfs wrapped around our faces to be quite useful in the desert – maybe they do it here on windy days too.

  7. Blended4Purpose says

    It looks dangerous for USA’s society because the conditions are different. But I’m sure its safe for theirs, because they are more cautious when driving due to people standing on the backs of trucks. Great picture!
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  8. Tony McGurk says

    That poto reminds me of a show we watch about the world’s most dangerous roads. I saw one episode about this steep windy narrow dirt road through the mountains in China. Now am am wondering about wind & wind. The wind is blowing or wind up the clock…
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