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? (Don’t worry – standing in a truck is the last in this series on Laugh Quotes – links to the cows are below).

Standing in a Truck

standing in a truck

Photo © Rhonda Albom 2012, taken outside Misfat, Oman

This is a Wordless Wednesday Post.

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About Rhonda Albom

When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. 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 :)
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  2. I think it is dangerous I wouldn’t last 2 seconds LOL

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  3. That is definitely not my thing. They are braver (dumber) than I.
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  4. I’d do it…for a while. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  5. so interesting!
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  6. 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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  7. Looks fun AND dangerous lol…Sometimes danger and fun go together well ;)

  8. It’s illegal to ride in the bed of a truck in my state. Can’t think of a time, even growing up, that I ever did. I’m pretty anxious to see what next week brings us.
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  9. I guess it would depend on how fast they were traveling.
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  10. Looks quite dangerous to me!! But yeah, fun too I guess haha
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  11. I also think it is dangerous. The driver had better be very careful and drive slowly! Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!
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  12. Dangerous!
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  13. What an adventure! Great photo, and I can’t wait to see more of your travel pictures!
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  14. 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!

  15. I guess as long as the driver doesn’t hit a big bump they aren’t in too much danger. Still it doesn’t look all that safe.
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  16. Definitely dangerous!
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  17. That’s too dangerous to me.
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  18. 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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  19. Definitely not for me. I get car sick, and I’d really be in trouble if there was a strong wind. Nice photo though.
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  20. No way, I’d be a nervous wreck. The picture is cool though!
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  21. 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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  22. I hope for their sake that Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down….lol

  23. you see teenagers in ny hanging out of the tops of limos on their way to prom. at least these guys don’s seem drunk ;)
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  24. Thanks for sharing this interesting picture. I think it looks like both fun and dangerous but it really depends on how the driver drives :-)
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  25. That looks way too dangerous.
    Wonder how common accidents and injuries are.
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  26. Looks scary to me! Happy WW!
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  27. something I should try one of these days!
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  28. 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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  29. Fun and dangerous? Although you must eat a lot of dust that gets kicked up.

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  30. Yikes, you certainly would not want to hit a big bump!!
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  31. I would be scared to stand in the back of a ruck like that
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  32. Not me, you are braver than I am.

  33. 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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  34. 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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