This week's theme is means of transportation in town assigned by Science Girl of France.
A postcard of Philippine jeepney(the front view).
When American troops began to leave the Philippines at the end of World War II, hundreds of surplus jeeps were sold or given to local Filipinos. The Filipinos stripped down the jeeps tp accommodate several passengers, added metal roofs for shade, and decorated the vehicles with vibrant colors and bright chrome hood ornaments.
Since then, jeepneys are the most means of public transportation in the Philippines. I used to ride on the jeepney from home to the office and vice versa almost everyday. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II. They have become a symbol of Philippine culture. The jeepney fare is 7 pesos for the first 4 kilometers or .15 USD.
I sitted on the rooftop of the tricycle on our way to holy mountain in Guimaras. The capacity of the tricycle is only 7 passengers including the driver.
I volunteered to sit on the rooftop because I know my friends are not used to it. That's another tricycle ahead of us.
Pumpboat on the otherhand, are popular in coastal towns of the Philippines as a mode of inter-isalnd transportation. That's the means of transportation from my city to the neighbor island- Guimaras.
Thanks to Patty!