Around the world in the greatest taxis
Every country has its iconic local cab, but which is the best?
Posted: 08 Jan 2014
Bouncing around all over the Philippines, making eyes hurt.
Originally ex-WWII Jeeps, Jeepneys are a cross between a taxi and a hailable bus, much modified to carry extra fares. And to stand out. Mainly by looking like acid-trip Xmas decorations.
Relaxed. Will allow passengers to pass fares along rows, and male passengers to cling to the outside of the bus when it gets a bit crowded
Virtually impossible to see through the tinsel. Often comes with a conductor called a ‘backride'.
Most Jeepneys have modern-ish Isuzu or Mitsubishi engines, but they have the power-to-weight ratio of a morbidly obese asthmatic.
Risk of death
Moderate. A Jeepney may not be fast, but rules and regulations are lax. Generally you can't fall off a regular taxi.
50p for a 3km journey