Friday, 6 April 2018

Getting Around Manila

Sure, you could hop in your car; call Uber, maybe; if you dare, ride a bike. What other transportation options are in Manila? Glad you asked!

Behold the jeepney. They're assaultive, garish and ubiquitous. After WWII, Filipinos converted leftover US jeeps into ersatz mini buses and the concept stuck. No air conditioning, no seat belts, no view. Rolling history.

Jeepney too crowded? Grab a bicycle sidecar contraption.

Not retro enough? Head for the horses, still pulling carriages. Awake driver optional.

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