Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'd rather walk than take a bus, if it weren't for the travel distance and the need to get somewhere fast. Those noisy, smoke-belching, dilapidated buses seem to be driven by homicidal maniacs at times. Buses are among my least favorite things about the Philippines (especially considering all those terrible bus accidents), but I realize that you enjoy riding them. Is it nostalgia, perhaps?
Even though I've hardly ever taken them, I'd prefer a pedicab over a bus. Here's a shot of a pedicab driver taking an afternoon siesta in Quiapo -- a marked contrast from those crazed bus drivers competing with each other over passengers and swerving in and out of traffic.
Posted by Jo at 4:33 AM