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Posts Tagged ‘Manila’

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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Photo of the Week: The Jeepney – King of the Road, Manila, Philippines

  • Christine Wuthrich (Photo) John Paul Maclang (Text)
  • 10 April 2011

The jeepney – pictured here in its natural habitat, the streets of Manila – has come a long way from its roots as a surplus World War 2 Willy’s G.I. Jeep, to the choice mode of transport for the proletariat masses. Depending on length, these vehicles can load as many as 30 lucky passengers.

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The Colourful Philippine Capital of Manila Joins whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 2 July 2010

It was only a matter of time before the National Capital Region joined the whl.travel ranks. Unfortunately, while Manila acts as a hub for most international carriers flying to the Philippines and is the leading gateway to the thousands of other islands in the archipelago, most visitors make the mistake of overlooking the city as a rewarding destination in its own right.

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Natural Disasters Pound Southeast Asia, Including Typhoon Ketsana

  • Diane Wuthrich and Ethan Gelber
  • 2 October 2009

It came as a triple whammy for which no one was prepared: Tuesday’s major undersea earthquake in the South Pacific triggered a devastating tsunami in Samoa and American Samoa; two pummelling tectonic shakedowns on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have produced heaps of rubble; all while the world deplored the wind- and water-lashed aftermath of last weekend’s Typhoon Ketsana, which slammed into the Philippines.

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