Monday, February 27, 2012

not your boring minivan



We're impressed with some of the unique ways to get around in the Philippines.

Forget pushing your garage door opener with me for a moment, 
and take a look at a variety of more exciting options...

 Like some of you, many will get to work today by pick-up...


...or by motorcycle.


Can anyone tell what they're bringing home for dinner on the back of this motorcycle?
We did a double-take, too!


Others travel by Caribou and cart...


...or in the family pedicab.

And there's always a plain ole' bicycle.

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, 
I no longer despair for the future of the human race. 
 ~H.G. Wells


The public jeepney is a low-cost transportation option at 8 pesos (20 cents) an adult.


Is the jeepney full?  
No problem!  
Just hop on the top!


Maybe ride a bicycle with a convenient sidecar if you need to haul large loads,

or for car-pooling purposes.


Or hire a tricycle for your morning ride to the office or school.

Isn't this more than enough 
to make you want to trade in 
your boring minivan??!??


4 comments:

OliveTree said...

I'm with you. Our Fiat is looking pretty boring!

thechurchcook said...

Fun post! :) Yeah...our mini van needs a trade for a little more excitement here.

The Girls said...

And we have how many cars in our driveway???? How innovative people are!

us5 said...

living without driving at all for almost 3 years has been freeing in many ways. i do like riding the jeepneys and pedicabs! i haven't hitched a ride in one of those bicycle side carts yet, though...

but in all truth, friends, i do miss my boring minivan, too. ;) i miss the freedom that comes with having my own transportation, and not having to ride with other people every time i travel somewhere. i'm looking forward to getting to drive again soon!