September 19, 2006

The Philippines jeepney

The jeepneys are a common mode of transportation in the Philippines. The original jeepneys were modified army jeeps left behind by Americans after World War II. Modern jeepneys are built locally from durable aluminium and stainless steel, and closely follow the original design. The route of each jeepney is clearly painted on both sides of the vehicle, but it only indicates the two terminal points of the journey. It'll be rather difficult for a foreigner to get around on the jeepney as one has absolutely no idea what's between the two terminal destinations. Jeepney fare starts at six pesos, going up to a maximum of 15 pesos.

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