Getting from a to b is a simple type of equation. But what if getting from a to b is hindered by ‘x’ (type of terrain, geographic location, costs, etc)? Maybe ‘y’ has to be inserted into the equation to solve the problem. So, ‘y’ can be a solution based on cost, being resourceful, creative, using ingenuity, what is most convenient and so on. It is always interesting to see how people around the world have solved their particular problem or have just done it with a unique flair or creative take on a standard solution (the cool coco taxis in Cuba, or the Jeepney for example). Check out this gallery below and let us know the type of transport you would most like to try.
Portugal. Madeira. Sledges (carro De Cesto) from Monte to Funchal. Photo: AGF/UIG Sea Tractor, Burgh Island, Devon. Photo: UCG/UIG The Central to Mid-Levels Escalator system, is the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator, Hong Kong, China. Photo: Education Images/UIG The Central to Mid-Levels Escalator system, is the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator, Hong Kong, China. Photo: Education Images/UIG Cable cars of La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: Planet One Images/UIG Cable cars of La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: Planet One Images/UIG Tourists on Everglade Airboat Ride. Photo: Hoberman/UIG Passengers on a Gator Park Airboat Tour. Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG The Battambang bamboo train. Cambodia. Photo: Godong/UIG Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, suspension railway between Alter Markt and Adlerbrucke Germany. Photo: Prisma by Dukas/UIG Wuppertal, NRW suspension railway, near main station Germany North Rhine-Westphalia. Photo: Prisma by Dukas/UIG Canal boat with tourists mooring at Falkirk Wheel, rotating boat lift, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK. Photo: Arterra/UIG Falkirk Wheel, rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK. Photo: Arterra/UIG Coco Taxi, in L street, Vedado district, La Habana, Cuba. Photo: Lucas Vallecillos/VWPics/UIG Facade of Floridita Bar, Hemingway’s favorite bar in Old Havana, Habana Vieja, La Habana, Cuba. Photo: Lucas Vallecillos/VWPics/UIG Portsmouth, England, UK. Passenger carrying hovercraft from the Isle of Wight inbound service to Portsmouth Southsea with a backdrop across the Solent of the Gosport skyline. Photo: Peter Titmuss/UIG Southsea, Portsmouth, England, UK, Passenger hovercraft travelling over shingle beach to the terminal. Photo: Peter Titmuss/UIG Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture. Photo: Pictures From History/UIG Philippine jeepney. Photo: Librifly/Sepia Times/UIG
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