7.13.2011

A Method to My Madness

You’ve probably seen the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It’s been a long time since I have seen it, but I remember John Candy trying to get somewhere (for Christmas?) and he has to take all these different methods of transportation. I can relate to that! I thought I would go over a few different weird ways to get around that I have come across in my travels....

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 In honor of different methods of transportation, here are a few examples! 

Egypt - the true MINI van
India - Waiting for the train. 


India - Rickshaw Taxi

India - Fancy Bike

India - "Sleeper" train

Africa - Things you can buy from the bus


Nepal - The porters carry EVERYTHING on thier back!

Nepal - Yak power

Italy - Gondolier
 What is the weirdest method of transportation you have ever experienced? Have you ever ridden on a bus with a chicken? What IS the weirdest animal or thing you have shared a bus ride with?

6 comments:

  1. great pics. yes- ridden with chickens (many) in a matatu (mini buses) in Uganda-but I think the strangest is sitting next to a hooded falcon on a plane.I love old fashioned sleepers though-and my overnight through Kenya was ace-even better than Egypt.

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  2. The pictures of the porter in Nepal is INSANE! Wow. Love all these photos.

    Yes, I have rode a vehicles with chickens. I went to visit a friend in the Dominican Republic who was in the Peace Corp, so it wasn't a 'beachy, resort' vacation. It was a 'this is how the people of this country live' vacation. When I went back to the airport, we took a passenger van that was packed with people. And chickens. So interesting. And people 'car surfed' which I am sure you have seen - you know, where they keep the side door open and stand on the floor board or whatever that thing is called on the outside of a van for stepping on... Very interesting experience. You def have NO personal space.

    I need to sit down and write a post about my travels. I might write about that trip to the DR as that was probably one of the most eye opening experiences and also one of those trips where I broke the rules the doctor gave (like she told me not to swim in non-ocean water, but I did...). Not a big deal but I am a total rule follower so it was out of character for me, but such a great decision as we did this cool waterfall climbing expedition

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  3. Love all the pics, that's so interesting to see the different types of transportation.

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  4. This made me realize how few places in the world I've traveled since my modes of transport are mostly traditional (car, bus, train, plane). I did go on a horseback ride through French countryside once with people who barely spoke English (and I barely spoke French). We had fun teaching each other the words for different speeds: walk, trot, canter, etc. :)

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  5. I love that movie. It was Thanksgiving he was trying to get home for.

    This post made me realize I haven't had any weird modes of transportation. A few death-defying ones, but generally pretty normal...

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  6. So far, the gondola. That doesn't seem too weird though, does it? I have to say, it was one of the most breathtaking experiences I have had to date - I just LOVED Venizie.

    Found you through the FTLOB All Abroad group. I haven't linked up yet - got too excited to check out some of the other blogs!

    Nice to 'meet' ya!

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