Xich Lo


As you walk around Hoi An you can’t help but notice the hundreds of cycle taxi drivers around the town hunting down their next fare. It’s a tiring job! This character I managed to photograph whilst he was falling asleep in his own ‘Xich Lo’ (cycle taxi), reading the daily paper.

‘Sleeping Xich Lo’ Hoi An


For my Hoi An series I made a selection of multi-layer woodcut prints inspired by many trips around the ancient town. On one walk I came across this xich lo driver who fell asleep whilst reading his paper! These peddle taxis are a symbol of Hoi An and effortlessly weave in and out of the tourist crowds ringing their bells.


Limited edition of 10, 2 layer reduction prints hand printed from a 10 x 15cm magnolia woodblock. 

2,850,000 VND / 125 USD 

Prints of this design that have been digitally edited are available through Saigon Print Shop