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Green Path Transfers Speeds Past 100

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 8 October 2011

Not too long ago, we reported that Green Path Transfers, the WHL Group’s global, eco-friendly airport transfer and ground transportation network, had notched up 50 destinations in more than 30 countries. Well, the pace hasn’t lifted. Not long after saluting its six-month anniversary, Green Path Transfers took brief note of its 100th destination and then plunged tirelessly onward.

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In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.

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Tuk-Tuk Truths from Bangkok, Thailand

  • whl.travel
  • 3 October 2011

One of the many knots you have to untangle in Bangkok transport is taxis: You’ll see a variety of options zipping down the road, including regular-vehicle taxis, motorbike taxis and the iconic tuk-tuks (three-wheeled motor carriages) with their ‘taxi’ signs all lit up. To help you with that, you can now arm yourself with some little-known truths about taxis and tuk-tuks in Bangkok.

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Villages and Volunteers in Ghana Connect on Bamboo Bikes

  • Marian Thompson
  • 28 September 2011

In Kumasi, Ghana, Bamboo Bikes Limited has blossomed from small-scale experimental beginnings into a large-scale producer of just what’s needed: bikes made out of bamboo. The Student and Youth Travel Organization supports its work and uses this local producer to supply what it needs for locals and volunteers headed places that are all but inaccessible by public transport.

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Top Five Rickshaws YOU Can Drive

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 26 September 2011

Imagine if you could tell about actually getting to drive a rickshaw. Yes, today it is possible to get your hands on the steering bar of this ever-popular mode of transport. In which case it’s game over: Your tale would triumph, hands down. Get ready to tell the best stories about your time as a rickshaw pilot, because we’ve found the top five rickshaws that you are actually allowed to drive.

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A New Approach to Public Transport in Barcelona, Spain: Bicing Bicycles!

  • Christian Petzold
  • 19 September 2011

Like many cities all over the world, Barcelona is investing heavily in a public bicycle-sharing system. Called Bicing, it was inaugurated in 2007. Since then, it has won several awards and become an integral part of Barcelona’s public transport. Today’s 6,000 Bicing bikes are used for 100,000 daily trips, which represents a huge savings of carbon dioxide and other emissions what contrasted with that of motorised transport.

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Local Travel in Myanmar with the Wind in Your Hair

  • Stephen Lioy
  • 29 August 2011

In a world increasingly interlinked by budget flights and express trains, old-school Myanmar (aka Burma) in Southeast Asia is still a haven for (sometimes happy, sometimes jarring) slow travel. From the deck of an unhurried boat to the roof of a speeding minivan or swaying train, this reclusive little country is definitely a slow traveller’s idea of a good time.

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Bicycles in Vietnam: More than Simple Transport

  • Tuan Truong
  • 25 August 2011

In Saigon, bicycles are a tradition and a livelihood. For generations, bicycles have been used not only as transport but also as a way of generating income for working-class families. A lot of people’s lives are closely connected to this rudimentary conveyance because they can earn their living right on two wheels.

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Local Travel in Syria by Donkey, Tirtera and Scania Bus

  • Ednan Ghamyan
  • 23 August 2011

Transport in Syria is always an adventure requiring improvisation and spontaneity. High gas prices are the main reason why local transport is what it is today in all its living and very vivid colour. If the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles were set in Syria, it would have been a completely different (but equally comic) film! On this virtual tour of Syrian modes of transport, you get a taste of the wide variety of unusual options on offer in our country.

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Taking the High Road from Cusco to La Paz: Bus Travel in South America

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 19 August 2011

I weighed the advice of a local tour operator in Cusco, Peru. He was helping me plan the next leg of my trip to La Paz, Bolivia. “I suggest you take an airplane,” he said. I considered my options: a 14-hour overnight bus ride or a one-hour flight. “I think I’ll… take the bus,” I said. I made my decision for a combination of reasons, including my concerns about airplane travel: its heavy carbon emissions and its insulation from the local experience of place and journey in which I believe.

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