Foreign

Tricycle

The tricycle -- a motorcycle with a covered sidecar that seats anywhere from one passenger to as many as the driver will allow (and it sometimes reaches a ridiculous amount, with people hanging on to the back, sides, and top!) -- is a common mode of public transportation in the Philippines. I saw one nearly every day when I lived there, but it was completely foreign to my kids when they first rode on one last December. But they quickly grew to love it (where else would they get a chance to travel by motorcycle, not to say anything about the lack of helmets or seatbelts!). They enjoyed riding tricycles so much, 3Po declared he wanted to drive one when he grew up.



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CRIZ LAI said...

Whoa.. this is so cute. I won't mind sitting on one while sightseeing. :)

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ewok1993 said...

traysikol, yay!!!!!

have a great weekend.

YTSL said...

That tricyle looks kid size. Can adults fit in it?! :O

Mrs. Mecomber said...

So nice and colorful! I'd like to ride in it, too!

My Photo Hunters is up!

Susanne said...

Fun picture. You certainly don't see those around here.

RM said...

LOL all foreign kids who visit the Philippines seem to want to become tricycle drivers when they grow up. If only they knew how much those guys make in a day...

Marta said...

It looks like a lot of fun especially for kids. It would probably scare me.

Alice Audrey said...

I wish we had something like it here. It looks like fun.

Carol E. said...

That is very cool. I can see why the kids loved it.

ipanema said...

ooohhh...it's good that they've experienced and liked it. :)

happy weekend! :)

Carver said...

Great shot and I can see why that would be a winner with children. Happy weekend.

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

I'll bet the kids want to keep that as un-foreign as possible. Nice take on the theme.

Lew said...

Delightful ride for the kids! The Philippines seems to have cheaper modes of transportation than we do.

Gattina said...

I have seen it in movies, it's really funny !

jams o donnell said...

I've never seen one in the flesh. It looks like a great way to get about in a city