Wacky taxi "jeepney" in the Philippines

• Unusual taxi "jeepney" in the Philippines

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The US Army abandoned after the war, "inherited" the Philippines decommissioned vehicles, but not just so, and being able to get for each car at $ 200. These machines are now called "jeepney" and are amazing "hybrid" SUV and a minivan.

Now, these taxis have become local attractions of the state. In our reportage you will see photos of "jeepney", also note the number of Filipinos who can fit in a small three-wheeled motorcycle.

This Jeep "Willys & Ford" became a "pioneer" in the history of minibuses "jeepney". Gradually changed the roof and other parts of the car. Now "jeepney" are at various local factories of the country. Already in the Philippines airport you can see the unique transport that has become an integral part of the state. In addition to the driver in the car usually it works and the conductor.

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Goverment took a "jeepney" control - licensing for drivers is mandatory. Tranport goes on strictly specified route, the ticket price is also fixed. The fare in Manila is about 0, 25-1 USD.

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The book "Metro Manila", published an article in which environmentalists argue that "jeepney" 16 passenger seats consumes gasoline as a large 54-seater bus. But to combine these two concepts as "ecology" and generally difficult to Manila.

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Some cars used for private purposes.

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Points boarding-disembarking in every city of the Philippines.

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The car is placed about 15-20 people, it happens that passengers have to just stand in the aisle. The Braves are "go" and "going out" on the fly. Enough also "hares" who ride for free.

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If you want to save money - do not sit in the front seat, there pay for two as usually placed two passengers.

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This icon is the "Mercedes" is the simple decoration of the car and does not apply to well-known brand machines.

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Photo of the street in the suburbs.

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How do you like Santa Claus with a thirty-heat? In Manila - the end of November, but despite the weather, Christmas has not been canceled.

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Decoration road before Christmas.

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On the "jeepney" back you can see a kind of "profile" with the question: "How do you like my style of driving?" The phone number for the call or SMS is attached.

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There are in Manila and motorcycles with sidecar, also a form of public transportation for Filipinos traveling short distances. Take a ride on this bike you can for 1 USD and above.

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a tall man would have to sit in a wheelchair skukozhilas and his head bowed. A leg is likely to be propping up the front rim.

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And the locals are very compactly in transport. Motorcycle passengers brought to a stop. It is evident that one of the people - for the driver, the second - behind the carriage.

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And what is happening in the most wheelchair! There are five people! Just a little kind of transported seven passengers. It is possible that the number could be large.

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Minibuses "jeepney" are so popular that their motives can be seen clothing, cartoons, paintings and much more.

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In an episode of TV shows BBC "Toughest Place to Be a Bus Driver", released in 2011, the year, you could see the driver of the London bus , swapping places with "jeepney" driver. The action takes place on the streets of Manila.

Planning a trip to the Philippines? Do not forget to ride on local transport to get an unforgettable experience, as usual taxi - it's so boring!