I’m in Manila visiting two of our support centers. I flew in last night at 11:00 PM local time.
Manila is a vibrant city. Even at 11:00 the city was bustling. In the short ride from the airport to the hotel there were two things that really struck me.
First, the colorful vehicles used as combination bus/taxi. As we pulled out from the airport the first one went rushing by inches from my window. All I could see was a blur of color.
The driver told me it was a jeepney.
The jeepneys were cool. They were all very colorful and each one was unique.
The second thing that struck me was how bad the traffic is and how different the driving style is from what I’m used to.
Even at 11:00 the main road was pack. And I’ve grown use to Seattle drivers. Seattle drivers are, in general, pretty polite and not very aggressive. Filipino drivers tend to be a bit more, um, aggressive.