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.
Sunday, October 4, 2009