Photo: cheese lady [Flickr]
Usually, the natives of a land hate tourists and foreigners ... but not in Thailand! This homemade sign on the back of a tuk-tuk in Chiang Mai, Thailand sums it up:
Farang (foreigners) are a precious commodity in traffic-choked Bangkok and throughout the land of smiles. Tuk-tuk drivers depend on tourism for their livelihoods—sightseers willing to shell out a relative fortune for the ride of a lifetime.
But 11 million visitors (and the tuk tuks that cater to them) bring another thing in addition to hard cash to Thailand: traffic!