Monday, June 1, 2015

Because Busney Just Sounds Silly

Philippines - Philippine Jeepney, Manila

Sent by: PostcardPerfect
From: Philippines (originally, but she currently lives in Ohio)
For: Private swap
Notes: Jeepneys are the most popular form of public transportation in the Philippines.  They were originally made from surplus U.S. Army Jeeps that were sold to Filipinos after the end of World War II.  Modern Jeepneys are made by a number of different manufacturers, and are usually customized by the owners with colorful, kitschy decorations.  They can be hailed like a taxi, but typically follow regular routes like buses.  The name Jeepney is either a combination of Jeep and jitney, or Jeep and knee (because of how closely the passengers must sit to each other).  

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