Photo Du Jour: A Tricycle Commute in Banaue, the Philippines

In the small town of Banaue, which is perched high in the Cordillera Mountains overlooking 2,000 year-old-rice terraces, a girl rides on the back of a tricycle.

Tricycles are a popular form of public transportation in the Philippines. They’re the equivalent of a tuktuk (Thailand) or rickshaw (India).

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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

2 thoughts on “Photo Du Jour: A Tricycle Commute in Banaue, the Philippines

  1. So, you have been to Banaue. That’s nice. It’s in my Top 10 list here in the Philippines and two weeks from now as soon as school year is over, I’ll will be able to climb the “Stairway to Heaven”.

    1. That’s exciting to hear that you’ll be trekking there soon (I have a post with our Batad trekking adventures under the Archives tab.) Be sure to sport comfy shoes; I broke in a pair of often-worn sandals and my feet were adorned with blisters for a few weeks thereafter! Happy hiking & be sure to post your travel tales, Mheg.

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