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[dropcap letter="W"] hether you're visiting the Philippines for leisure or have lived in this archipelago all your life, you haven't truly experienced Pinoy culture if you haven't tried out these modes of transportation.
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When U.S. troops left the Philippines after World War II, they left behind a bunch of their jeeps, or originally, "General Purpose" vehicles. Filipinos now use these vehicles as family portraits.

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If assuming the fetal position is the safest thing to do in the event of a crash, then the tricycle must be the safest vehicle of all, since that's the only position you can actually hope to assume when you ride inside one.

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Has all the benefits of a tricycle and environment-friendly. Also, a bit slower, but who cares? Unnecessary trivia 1: This is where the ever-famous DJ Papa Jack got his radio name from. Unnecessary trivia 2: director Quentin Tarantino had to ride one to avoid heavy traffic to get to Malacanang on time for the Cinemanila International Film Festival awarding ceremony with then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He was able to fit inside with Festival Director Tikoy Aguiluz.

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Though they used to be all over the place, driving around in a kalesa or horse-drawn carriage is now mostly for tourists. If you're nice, the drivers may agree to let you hold the reins for a bit. The kalesa chase scene in the latest Asiong Salonga film was pretty boss, by the way.

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With more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is peppered with ROROs (roll-on, roll-off), vessels that ferry people across the waters. Perfect for "island happing."

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How many people can you fit on to a motorcycle? Clown acts notwithstanding, apparently, up to 13(!), or so say people who have ridden habal-habal. These modified motorcycles, usually with wooden planks that serve as additional seating, are usually used in areas with rougher, steeper terrain.

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If you miss your train, no worries, you can always catch one of the railroad kariton (wooden cart). Simply get off and lift the kariton off the tracks when another train approaches.

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It's easy to forget that the Philippines was born out of an agricultural society (aside from maritime trading). The humble but sturdy kalabaw (carabao or water buffalo) holds a special and, oftentimes crucial, place in the lives of rural farming communities. Though used mostly for farming duties, the kalabaw can easily take you on a ride (even if it's just for your selfie).

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Have you tried all of these out? What's left on your list? Have you ridden any other mode of transportation that you feel is very Pinoy? Let us know in the Comments Section.
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