A great add-on for Google Maps

I can’t contain my laugh when I read this morning on Facebook a transcript of someone asking for the Jeepney number to ride going to a specific place. In Cebu, the jeepneys are numbered according to routes. So, when we want to go to a specific place, we look at the number at the front.

Someone posted a question on Facebook:

Girl: Hi guys, what should I ride from SM City (a Mall) to Sto. Niño (church)?

Answer 1: 10H

Answer 2: 01K

Answer 3: Taxi.

Taxi, I find this funny, as this is a cute sarcastic answer we normally say to a friend. 🙂 Or maybe others assumed she was asking for the Jeepney number? I don’t know.

Colorful vehicle that can fit 22 to 40 people.

Colorful vehicle that can fit 22 to 40 people. You see the number at the front? 62B is bound via Pit-os to Carbon (famous/infamous Market place) and vice versa.

So, for those who haven’t been to the Philippines, please allow me to introduce to you our country’s mode of transportation. Since Google Maps gives one direction, maybe for certain countries they can include what to ride. 🙂

Bicycle with Sidecar

Bicycle with Sidecar

When I went to Manila, I saw buses as the main mode of transportation for most people. Since Manila is a huge place (at least for a person used to living in a small island), most people travel by bus going to other provinces.

When I went to Manila, I saw buses as the main mode of transportation for most people. Since Manila is a huge place (at least for a person used to living in a small island), most people travel by bus going to other provinces.

Carriage

Carriage. This can now only be found in select places. People have stopped riding on 1 horse power.

It's the same all over the world but the color and the currency to pay

It’s the same all over the world but the color and the currency to pay

Only the capital of the country has this.

Only the capital of the country has this. I still wish to ride one someday.

These are motorcycles with sidecar

These are motorcycles with sidecar. Most common mode of transportation in provinces for short distances.

Vans for hire

Vans for hire

So there, a peek at our way of life. Thanks for reading/viewing. 🙂

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