Sunday, January 31, 2010

A very unprductive period

Jeepneys are the only staple of public transport of most people around bacolod and its neighboring towns and cities, but there are times in a day passengers are so hard to find around town even though a jeep can circle its route many times; the drivers call this term "mala ang biyahe" or  "a dry trip" like the pic above I was on a trip to Talisay, this Jeep waited more than 8 minutes in Bangga Pepsi, a very busy transfer hub of Passengers, and the driver decided to rush back to talisay only carrying me and 3 passengers, dry trips or dry periods on jeeps in bacolod usually starts at around 9:30 in the morning (when all working people and students are already in their places) until 2:30 in the afternoon.

most drivers tend to do a final pass to get the last bit of passengers around ten, and by 11am, some drivers eat their brunch/lunch or just stay put and sleep in their jeeps, while others by around 12:30 start another run in search of passengers.

mostly by after 2pm, passengers start increase and this is mostly the time where most drivers tend to recover the needed money to finish their boundaries,

well to our foreign friends; especially those who want to take a trip around bacolod, remember that during 7-9 in the morning and 3-7 in the evening is the rush hour here in Bacolod and Negros Roads.

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