City Transport: Personal Experience
The first thing that rushes into the eyes is a unique public transport: jeepni and trashikla. Jeepney – an example of how Filipinos to Zhuchi liked Military American Jeep Wrangler. Since at that time there was no steeper car on these islands, local mechanics began to copy the jeep design, but making cars, sharpened on passenger traffic.
So it turned out incredible minibuses, without which it is difficult to imagine modern Philippines. Every driver adorns her jeep in his. Everyone is trying to stand out and therefore the city and villages are struggling the alyapic works of art, which enhance the passers-by black solar smoke.
Trashikla is the Philippine version of Motoricks. For some reason, they chose a motorcycle option with a covered stroller.
Trashikla is everywhere. This is a national type of individual transport as he is cheap and on it, if you pull the stomach, a man can fit 10. In each region, there was a unique design of the trashiklov and you can study the culture of various Filipino peoples.
So at the first time in the manile your look most attracts jeeps and trashikla. The rest is uninteresting.
Manila: Taxi from the airport
The most popular transport in Manila
Urban transport in the Philippines
Public transport. In most cities, the Philippines is based on "Jeep". Jeepney is a kind of minibuses made from descendants of American military jeeps. Very funny sight! Produce them with unpacked, and then each owner paints his assembly who in what is much. Sometimes come across just masterpieces. Driving on jeepni is very cheap, 5 peso (about 3 rubles). The main problem is that in order to go on the jeepney, you need to know well where you need, as well as imagine the geography of the place where you are. Really, for example, in Manila, it is almost impossible to understand the infinite Renice of the Pestreh buses, in which the people climbs and gets out right on the go. We managed to ride, but it was either accompanied by familiar Filipino, who were conducted by the process, or at the entirely rented jeepni. In the latter case, the price naturally increases, and here it is not possible to bargain, but you need to break a mercy merry.
Almost any bus station or parking can rent a minivan, which are called here simply "VEN". And under this title, local understands any car, with a capacity of more than five people, ranging from 11 local Mitsubishi Delica and ending with a jeep for 7 people with longitudinal shops in the trunk. Minivans are generally more expensive, but they are usually equipped with air conditioning and driving significantly faster than jeepni. With drivers of the leased vehicle, too, should be bargained to the last. Minivan from Puerto Princess to the town of Sabang, next to which there is an underground river, cost 5,000 pesos over the whole day, drove waited until we arrive, and then push. To take a minivan from Puerto Princess to El Nido – 600 peso with a person. There are large bus buses. They are sent from bus stations, stop at the request. Buses are usually comfortable, cool and amazing cheap. So the bus that gave us from Manila in Tagaitai cost 83 peso with a person. Unfortunately, the buses are not always good, for example, from El Nido to Puerto Princess, something old, ragless and devoid of not only air conditioning, but also glass, truth and worth such a 350 peso bus (for 6 hours).
If there is no desire to go by public transport, you can take a taxi. Pleasure costs from 40-300 pesos depending on how far to go. The tariffs are fixed, from the point A to B it is worth to get so much, you shouldn’t ask you more with you in the idea, but droves often do not want to include the counter 🙂 So you tramble! In a taxi pure and neat, there is air conditioning. Drivers mostly adequate, but come across full kneaders and papuats! Not only does it know how to led and strives to soak, it is still practically not saying in English, and does not know where he is in the city that is.