January 7, 2010

Shopping tour

I first posted a photo of this big, colorful, airconditioned jeepney in December 2008. I've seen it several times since then but only late at night, parked at the end of its tours in Harbour Square. I finally saw it in use at Bonifacio High Street. Apparently, the hop-on-hop-off route of Jeepney Tours includes many of the major shopping and dining centers of Metro Manila.

Jeepney Tours' colorful jeepney

28 comments:

Ursel said...

Must be fun to tour the city in it!

JM said...

I remember the jeepney from your other post. It's so very cool!

Corker2 said...

Yes, they are rather colorful. I remember these jeepnees while I was visiting your Country many years ago. The ones that I remember we not as big. Much smaller, but still very colorful. Don't remember taking a ride in one, but I do recall seeing quite a few running up and down the streets.

Since I have never seen these "jeepnees" before, I first thought that they were so much different than what I was used to. Being in a strange Country, I saw many different things. It's part of what opened my eye's to the world. They were not air-conditioned, that I knew of back then.

Thanks for the memories, Hilda
Les

brattcat said...

This makes me happy and the Beatles' Yellow Submarine keeps playing in my head : )

Rambling Round said...

A whimsical way to tour the town!

Steffe said...

Looks like a great shopmobile.

bfarr said...

I don't think you have to worry about losing you ride in the parking lot.

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like a fun way for a non-local person to get around to the best shopping spots. Love the colorful paint!

Leif Hagen said...

I guess that shopping bus draws a lot of attention everywhere! Wow!

James said...

I can picture the beatles coming out of it. No nevermind that was a submarine. :)

Photo Cache said...

AC jeepney? Now that's progress in the right direction.

Boise Diva said...

I just love to read the word jeepney....and say it out loud. Funny!

Vernz said...

HI HIlda, thanks for seeing me!

Love this model also, but I prefer the typical philippine jeepney, Yun talaga and pinoy jeep!

See you again.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like "The Magic bus."

Misalyn said...

Ahhh jeepneys..reminded me of my college days. I used to ride the jeepneys to and from UERM.

During my vacation ( last July), i have seen an airconditioned jeepney but never got the chance to ride. Sigh*

By the way,I replied to your question in my post.

afv said...

Manila's finest jeepney and the quintessential limo of the Philippines.

Olivier said...

Il est superbe ce bus, on se croirait dans une vieille serie de la television

Gunn White said...

Easy to spot! looks FUN, and I would love to be a passenger. !!:-)

VP said...

Not a bad idea and an eye catching one: I'd like to take a ride!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweet Hilda!
Girl, I liked a lot James'comment, I also remembered about Beatles! :)
Cool and fashion bus!
Hugs
Léia

Yellow Bells said...

Hi love the photos in your site.. add you up for my blog hopping sched.

Andreea said...

Nice and colorful, seems like a fun way to see the city.

Lois said...

I remember it too! It's so colorful and looks like a fun ride.

Halcyon said...

It looks fun!

gogouci said...

How fun.... wonderfully colorful and expressive.

maricar said...

wow! our very own jeepney! :) the hubby is dreaming to buy one and drive along with it here in Europe :) hehe he can dream ;)

George said...

What a colorful way to to shopping!

Mirela said...

That is the coolest tour bus I've seen! :)