Philippines Typhoon Transportation

Philippines Typhoon Transportation
You ever take a car taxi that refused to take you to your destination? Maybe drop you off a block away…

Philippine Typhoons have caused the streets of Manila to flood, the taxi drivers in Manila are the champions of crooked, they are the epitome of what I hate in taxi drivers, and there is none worst on the planet. They will screw you in a heartbeat.



A bicycle with sidecar used for small taxi in Manila, Philippines.

I wanted to go to Robinsons Mall the other day, I was bored, the rain was miserable, and there was nothing to do. The normally stereotypical Expat was bellied up to the bar, smoking cigarettes with their rent-to-own small Filipina girl, they were in pig heaven. I am a square peg trying to fit into a round hole foreigner here in the Philippines.

Rain, Rain, Rain, what can I do?

I decided to go to Robinsons Mall, I have brand new shoes that were sent to me from the USA, and I want them to last a year. If I walk to the mall they will start the downward path to fast, I want to optimize my life; I decided to take a taxi. I realized in the horrible storm a few days ago during the worst of it, only two types of taxis were working, the tricycles and the horse drawn carriages.

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Philippines
Southeast Asia
Sunday, October 4, 2009

Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.

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Fear of flooded streets from the Typhoon or Tropical storm rains prompted me to take the tricycle and make this video.



I negotiated 30 Peso or about 70 cents USA for him to pedal me to Robinson Mall.

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I am told this is the best link to monitor typhoons and tropical storms in the Philippines. I do not monitor the weather; my life is too short to pay attention to things I need to accept.

http://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/jtwc.php

Philippines Typhoon Transportation

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