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When you’re away for long enough home feels like a foreign country #1

Dolphinarium, Tel Aviv

Jeepneys!

I’ve finally found some vehicles to (almost) match the awesome trucks in India – Jeepneys! The original Jeepneys were converted from old American jeeps left over after the Americans left the Philippines. They’ve been customised and numbered and are now being used as cheap public transport. Sort of like a cross between a shared taxi, a minibus and a chicken truck. There are now all kinds of Jeepneys, including more modern ones. Seeing as this is a predominantly Christian place, they often feature all kinds of Christian themes. However, as there’s strong American influence, the art work, unlike on the very spiritual Indian trucks, is a mix of pop culture, brands (Shell and Texaco feature heavily in the sticker decorations) and American symbols. I wish public transport back home was this cool.