I met this Bangkok taxi driver in Cha-am, which is a seaside resort about 200 kilometers south of Bangkok. Taxis don’t usually go this far, certainly not on a meter. But people can rent them out for the day from as little as 1,000 Baht depending on the destination. This driver caught my eye as he had quite a few amulets around his neck. But, on closer inspection, I noticed his taxi dashboard was also filled with amulets and Buddha images.