One of the things that amuses me in my jauntings is the diversity of the public transportations in the Philippines. Some of my experiences include the paddleboat tour of Rio Hondo and Mariki Zamboanga City, double-tire jeepneys of Negros, the hell-ish Batanes faluwa ride and the Inclined tricycles of Pagadian:
Cebu Pacific’s SMILE magazine trip journal says that,
“Pagadian’s tricycles are unique: they are inclined at 25° to 40° angle which allows them to negotiate the exceptionally hilly terrain.”
What more, they also speak of the city’s colorful vibe as almost all tricycles (rickshaw) are brightly designed. Like this one:
Of course, this is so common for the locals of Zamboanga del Sur but for a Manileño like me, it is a sight to behold and a vehicle to ride on.
Btw, tricycle fare starts at Php9 and its much much cheaper to use compared to the motorbike (habal-habal) which asks for Php30 or more.
If you like to learn more of the Philippines’ unique transportation, you can check my fellow Pinoy bloggers entry like the Sikads of Biliran, habal-habal at Samal Island, the muddy 4x4 truck ride to Mt. Pinatubo, the colorful tricycles of Bukidnon or this goat-drawn-calesa in Tarlac City.
Pagadian Adventures is a 6-part series of my off-the-beaten path wanderings in Zamboanga del Sur, particularly in Pagadian City. My heartfelt thanks go to Dr.Wendell of Journeys & Travels for accommodating me in his house thru CouchSurfing.
Restricted Swim at LakeWood
Tagay sa Tapay-Tapay
Pagadian Adventure Summary & Expenses