Jitney vs Jeepney

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jitney-bus-service

Jitney vs Jeepney

Both Jitney’s and Jeepney’s are a form of transportation called a share taxi which falls between both taxicabs and buses. These vehicles for hire are typically smaller than buses and usually take passengers on a fixed or semi-fixed route without timetables, but instead departing when all seats are filled.They may stop anywhere to pick up or drop off passengers. Often found in developing countries,the vehicles used as share taxis range from four-seat cars to minibuses      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Share_taxi

Jeepney Philippines

Jeepney Philippines

Imelda and the Carabao – notes from the author

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

It has been a year since I wrote Imelda and the Carabao which is loosely based on my travels to the Philippines in 2012.

During my travels I learned about life on a Philippine farm, growing and harvesting rice, farming equipment as well as growing vegetables and selling them at the Philippine market.

Carabao in water

Carabao in water

kuliglig -  farming equipment

kuliglig – farming equipment

I highly recommend  my book,  Imelda and the Carabao for anyone who wants to learn something about Philippine rural life in the  Cagayan Valley, which is  in the far northern part of Luzon.  Imelda and the Carabao is also available on AMAZON.COM and at a kindle book also. I hope that you will read it and  enjoy it!

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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

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This bus in found in the Caribbean country of HaitiImage

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

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heading back to California

beautiful Santa Barbara

beautiful Santa Barbara

                 This week I will be returning to California ….. just in time to see my family for the holidays.

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It will be great to be back in the state that I grew up  to live and work there again.

 

I am returning to California

I am returning to California

 

I am looking forward to my return and hope to be back on my blog by next weekend.  Have a great weekend  🙂

 

 

Revisiting Manila

Revisiting Manila

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 Even though I am back in the states now, I am always looking at the photos that I took in Manila and only dreaming that sometime within the next two years I will be able to return.

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The photos above were taken from my hotel room in Ermita. A few blocks from Roxas Blvd and a few blocks from Makati.

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One of the things that I would do different next time is to rely less on TAXi’s as they can be very expensive on ones budget.  Next time I will rely more on Public Transportation. The Jeepneys and the Elevated Train System.

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My next trip I will bring a TABLET PC with me so I can blog everyday while I am there!

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!  😀

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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

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

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

taking VICTORY LINER buses

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I took the Victory Liner buses on several occasions between Manila and the Cagayan Valley. They were always SAFE, COMFORTABLE, well air conditioned and I was usually traveling in the middle of the night. If you can take the DELUXE version it has a restroom ONBOARD!

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