‘Foreign’ modes of transport.


The weekly photo challenge, “Foreign,” shouldn’t really have been much of a challenge to me, as just about all of my travel photos are taken in countries which are foreign to me. The question was, “which ones would I choose?”

I decided that I would select a few that show the different modes of transport which have been very foreign to me.

I wonder if you can guess what animal I was riding on in Zimbabwe? It was very large and grey, and had the trunk up front, unlike my Jeep here in the USA. πŸ™‚

This one is pretty obvious, and although it looks quite low to the ground, when he unbent those long legs of his, I was riding HIGH!!

Here we have an even more scary way of travelling. I intended sitting safely inside, but intrepid hubby insisted on sitting aloft, so that he could get better photos of the passing landscape as we travelled on a section of the Trans-Andean railway in Ecuador, supposedly one the most spectacular train rides in the world.

A more sedate way of getting from A to B, is this bicycle driven rickshaw, which took me around the Hutons of Beijing. πŸ™‚

Here was one ride that I really enjoyed, speeding across Lake Titicaca in a hydrofoil.

SailingΒ  down the khlongs in Bangkok, was a very interesting if sometimes quite aromatic experience. πŸ™‚

Of course I’m really used to motor car travel, but not usually quite like this. Once in a while, it’s good to spoil oneself, I guess.

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96 comments on “‘Foreign’ modes of transport.

  1. Great idea to focus your “foreign challenge” on foreign transport. There are certainly some interesting ways to get around in the world, aren’t there? I love the rickshaw in the hutongs…. and did this myself… πŸ™‚

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  4. A fine take on the challenge Sylvia. Some interesting pictures. I think the limo round Tokyo would probably win out for me.. I do like my comforts. πŸ˜‰

  5. I love the unique angle you chose to do for this theme. They all look like such fun! I could add a horseback ride on our beach. Apparently I’m not as adventurous as you! πŸ˜‰

  6. You have been lucky to have experienced all these different forms of transport….what I expected was possibly a rickshaw ride in Durban… did you never do one?? I would love to do the Elephant ride, that must have been a wonderful experience…

    • Thanks, Imelda. I guess riding on animals isn’t something one does often. I remember as a child, sitting on the back of a giant tortoise at a zoo in England. πŸ™‚ Then of course, there were the donkey rides at the seaside. I started young. πŸ˜†

  7. Wow! What wonderful experiences and modes of travel!
    Guess I’ll skip plans I had of posting pics of me and my old rusty pick up truck. πŸ˜‰
    Hey it’s a foreign made truck! πŸ˜†

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