Monday, June 29, 2009

Monochrome Monday: TRAVELERS

From So far, so good

This serendipitous experience is just too good to not share (again). This photo and accompanying text already appeared in my main blog, February of last year.

On the way to Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya- some 200-plus-odd kilometers north of the Philippine capital of Manila, the 4x4 we were riding in had to stop to give way to the oncoming downhill traffic, given the limited width of the gravel road.

These farmers and sellers are about to bring themselves and their produce to the lowlanders' markets. They gamely tossed two pieces of a local citrus fruit called dalandan our way as they passed, perhaps to thank us for letting them through, or perhaps to send a lifeline to a weary-looking bunch of travelers. We were on the road for at least eight hours already.

Regardless of the reason, their generosity, in the midst of their own economic hardship, is refreshing.

en route to Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, July 2006, using a digicam.


  1. The fortitude of these travellers... but at least they get the fresh air.

  2. That lookes dangerous!!! And really like the 30s around here.

  3. What is the difference is price for being on top of the bus as opposed to riding inside? Looks like fun, unless of course you had to ride every day!!

  4. Great story and really atmospheric travel photo.

  5. Wonderful slice of life shot!

  6. Those pips are called toploaders. And aside from the fresh air and fee cake make up, they usually like to ride on top for the view. It's definitely not for the faint of heart.


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