For a change of pace in terms of my blog entries lately here’s a “lighter” photo from the mountain villages near Zamboanga del Norte.

This is a “habal-habal.” People here don’t have the money for vehicles more expensive than a motor cycle so it’s the primary form of motorised transport. It hauls everything from people, to cargo, to livestock, to other motorcycles!

When carrying people it has a “normal” load of about five (three behind the driver, and one sitting in front of him, like in this photo). It also can carry more than the normal if they add side planks to it. They jokingly call this an “airplane” ride as up to seven ride it, some precariously balanced on the plank “wings.”

It’s partially for places like this that I love to wander.