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Motorcycles in the Philippines

Because of the need for transportation and the low income of many Filipinos, there are many motorcycles used here. There are motor scooters and motor cycles. The most common motorcycle size is a 125cc engine. The largest common size is a 250CC. Very seldom do you see any larger bikes. Motorcycles have been used and modified in many ways. Motorcycles have added to them sidecars for cargo, commuting, and also as power for...

Where are all the Jeepneys?

This morning, one of my nieces told us she would not be able to go to school because of a Jeepney Strike. Without Jeepneys operating usually classes are closed at the colleges since students will not be able to get there. Since she was not sure if classes were canceled, I drove here to School. Even with no running Jeppneys traffic was bad, but not compared to usual days. If you do not know most public transportation is by...

More About Driving in Davao

I received from a comment from one of Mia asking if I have driven here in Davao I decided to add to the last article from my view. When I moved here my fiancée Elena told me I must have a car. I would have been happy just riding Jeepneys and taxis. It would probably been cheaper too. Recently gasoline came down in price to 44.40 pesos per liter which is $4.19 per gallon. Also with all the traffic even my little Kia only gets...

Driving in Davao

In an earlier post I wrote about the crazy driving here in Davao, but there is so much to say. I could write something every day and still find more to write about, but you all would get bored. Driving here is a crazy adventure. First of all there are many Jeepneys, MultiCabs, MotorCabs, Pedicabs, private cars and motorcycles that the traffic congestion looks worse than the Los Angeles Freeways during rush hour. Entering a...

The LAW of TONNAGE

Driving here in the Philippines is an experience that can only be closely compared to New York and their taxi drivers. First of all, in the Philippines, the only public buses are for long distance travel. In the city and I guess most of the county there are taxis and also some cheaper transportation: Jeepneys – these look like elongated jeeps, since the original were from army surplus Jeeps left over from WWII. They have...