colorful buses and Jeepneys

Let’s compare the Jeepney of the Philippines with buses in Haiti and in the African nation of Senegal

Here are the Jeepneys of the Philippines

Image

Image

This bus in found in the Caribbean country of HaitiImage

Image

This bus is found in the west African nation of Senegal.

Image

Image

Advertisements

The Jeepney – basic cheap transportation

ImageWhen it comes to the Jeepney in the Philippines..it is BASIC, CHEAP Transportation in the larger cities, and there are RURAL Jeepneys  that take you from town to town in the rural areas.   A Jeepney runs between 8.5 and 20 pesos in Manila…depending on your destination.   The good thing about the JEEPNEY in that there is ALWAYS room for one more!  When it fills up inside they can hang onto the luggage racks on the roof!  😀

Image

 

Hybrid Solar Powered Flashlight with Emergency Battery Backup - Black (2 pack)

Hybrid Solar Powered Flashlight with Emergency Battery Backup – Black (2 pack)

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Automatic Weather Alert & Cell Phone Charger

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Automatic Weather Alert & Cell Phone Charger

🙂

Solar Powered Battery Charger Charges 4 D, C, AA and AAA Batteries

Solar Powered Battery Charger Charges 4 D, C, AA and AAA Batteries

Driving in the Philippines

Image

If you are an American, driving in the Philippines should be easy. They drive on the same side of the street as Americans.  If you are driving inside Metro Manila, be prepared for rush hour traffic jams. In some locations near Cubao/Quezon City rush hour traffic can last all day. I would love to drive outside of Metro Manila the next time that I am in the Philippines. Places where there is little or no traffic and see the beautiful tropical scenery and mountains!

getting around Metro Manila by Taxi

Image

Getting around Metro Manila by Taxi is great if you’ve got the funds to do it. The average fair to get around Manila could be, on the average, from 500p to 1000p (up to $25.US). If you are traveling from NIAA (The Manila Airport to ANYWHERE in Manila, expect the fare to START at $30.US and go up from there depending on your destination. 

getting around Manila

getting around Manila

There are several ways to get around Metro manila. Taxis can be very expensive, while MASS TRANSPORTATION is relatively cheap. The elevated trains LRT & MRT are usually 10p to 15p depending on how far you are going.