|PH-61397, Sent to Pella, Greece|
Traveled 9,664 km in 14 days
Here's a horse-drawn wooden carriage that's been widely used in the Spanish colonial era of the Philippines. The local term is calesa. I remember when I was a child, my grandparents would bring me to the church or to the town market in a calesa. Nowadays, it's mostly found at tourist attraction sites and is no longer used as a means of every day public transportation.
|Sent from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Traveled 350 km, sent 12 June 2015
This is called a trishaw. Similar to the calesa, tourists are the ones seen enjoying a ride. The back of this postcard says that this is static image was taken in Malacca. I've never been there but I've seen for several times a row of trishaws carrying tourists around Chinatown (Singapore).
|Friendship gift postcard, Sent from Jakarta|
Sent 23 July 2012, Traveled 2,787 km
Trishaw in Indonesia is called becak. I've never seen a trishaw for the couple of visits I've had to 2 different cities in Indonesia. I reckon that it has been widely replaced by motorbikes. As far as I know, at least in Jakarta, there's an app for motorbikes which works like an Uber/Grab where you can order a motorbike for a pick up / drop off service.
|Friendship Gift Postcard, Sent from Ho Chi Minh, Vietman|
Sent: 20 November 2013, Traveled 1,611 km in 6 days
I've been to Ho Chi Minh several times and I've seen few people still riding this type of tall bicycles. Although nowadays, as most of you may know, the city's streets are full of motorized bicycles. Perhaps for originality or to attract attention, some street vendors could also be seen like the man with his items for sale on the postcard below:
|Sent from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam|
Traveled 2,698 km
I hope you enjoyed these postcards from my part of Asia. I'm currently traveling for work and facilitating workshops even on Saturdays for this weekend and the next. It's been really busy on my end lately and I hope you all would forgive my delayed visits on the pages you share for our weekly linky party.
I hope you're all having a more relaxing weekend as compared with me!