Monday, August 27

Tales from a Jeepney

While in Baguio, we experienced our first ride in a Jeepney. (Dana, Richard would totally love these... or not!) Basically, it's an old Jeep converted into a Jeep limo type thing. They use them as public transportation vehicles in the Philippines. My Dad had told me about these & I assumed we wouldn't see very many of them nowadays. But, I was completely wrong! They are as prevalent as ever & are used all over the city. They are a very common sight throughout the entire country.

I assumed I would never have the opportunity to ride in a Jeepney, because I really don't understand the public transportation system. It's very confusing to me. So, instead, we were able to rent one all to ourselves while in Baguio to take us to dinner and to an outdoor flea market area. It was cheaper than renting 3 vans for our group and was a fun experience. All 21 of us piled into this vehicle & safely arrived at our destination each time. We were crowded, but it made for good memories!



The boys favorite thing to do was stick their heads out the window while we drove. Which, of course, made mom a nervous wreck! (And, Mrs. F sitting next to them, as you can see by the look on her face!)

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is very interesting! I've never seen anything like that! Makes for fun memories!

Dara said...

Very fun! They are so colorful. I can't imagine any kid not being totally enthralled by Jeepneys.

Emma asks me almost everyday what time it is on the other side of the earth where Sydney and Samuel are? She loves to hear stories I tell her from your blog. She is extremely interested in everything you guys are doing. She liked Sydney and Samuel's school uniforms and thought their teachers looked nice.

Hope to talk to you soon! :)

Kristi said...

Looks fun!!

Heather said...

The closest I have ever come to a Jeepney is watching them on The Amazing Race!! Glad you guys are having such fun new adventures!!

julia said...

I don't know if you know this or not, but I spent a couple of weeks in the Philippines when I was in college. We stayed a few nights in and around Manila and then a several nights in Cebu, also. Most of our travel was by public transportation. It is definitely an experience....

Mommy & Daddy of 3 boys said...

What an experience to remember! We miss you guys!

Jenn said...

So glad to see the boys smiling and having fun! I was just talking to Sharon today about Ryans birthday and how much he will miss Nick and Samual being there.

We miss you!