Jitney vs Jeepney

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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

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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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some of my photos of Manila – Ermita

Philippines map

Philippines map

Manila map

Manila map

Here are a few of my photos that I took while staying in the Ermita section of Manila in 2012.

The photos were taken from my 4th floor hotel window

Manila -Ermita

Manila -Ermita

Manila - Ermita

Manila – Ermita

Manila - Ermita

Manila – Ermita

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beautiful music of Rokia Traoré – Laidu (Mali)

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The kora is a 21-24 stringed small harp which looks a bit like a banjo

Featuring the beautiful music of Rokia Traoré  with the song Laidu. She is from the west African country of Mali.

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When I listen to this beautiful music  I am taken back to another time and place many, many years ago and, perhaps, many lives ago.

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exploring Palawan Island

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The first thing that I want to do next year when I set foot on Palawan Island is to do some island exploration.

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Beautiful beaches on Palawan ISland

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lots of big seashells on Palawan ISland

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A virtual PARADISE

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a little bit of Heaven – Palawan Island

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a little bit of Heaven – Palawan Island

I have definitely decided than this is where I am going to go when I retire!

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Puerto Princesa which is on Palawan Island, MIMOSA, Philippines

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I looks like it truly is… a little bit of heaven!

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where did they get the idea for this building?

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I wonder where Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines got the idea for the design of the CAPITOL building?

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hmmmmm…I wonder