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    Posted August 19, 2014 by
    South Cotabato, Philippines
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    Mindanao, Jeepney

    Philippines, Mindanao; The Jeepney was originally made from left over US military jeeps and in time became a symbol of the Philippines and one of the most favoured means of transportation. On the Island of Mindanao most jeepneys are festively decorated and are often named after biblical characters and females. Every single jeepney is personalized; no jeepney is exactly the same as another. These undisputed “Kings of the road” are reputable for their imaginative illustrations, bright colours and notorious for their horn blowing drivers. Because the fare is very inexpensive the jeepney is very much in demand, the seats inside are often filled with people and their belongings, seated face-to-face and knee-to-knee, personal space will be minimized to almost nothing. And always more persons will be added to the already crowded cabin. But Mindanaoans are very flexible and creative, they will still get on board, eager to start the journey to their own destination, hanging from the tail bumpers and sitting on the top of the jeepney.
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