Part of my personal online photo albums, as opposed to my FiveStarVagabond travel blog.
Filipino Flashback Manila Bar Scene
Manilas’s famous Jeepneys
Jeepneys were originally made from U.S. military jeeps left over from World War II
The Duterte administration is demanding that any jeepneys in violation of updated regulations — including those built more than 15 years ago — are taken off the roads by Jan. 1, 2018. New rules on size, accessibility and engine quality could take thousands of vehicles out of service, as well as potentially endangering the livelihoods of drivers and others in the jeepney industry. The changes could also effectively mean the end of a Filipino design icon.
It will be sad to see them go.
Known in the Philippines as the “King of the Road,” jeepneys are also renowned for having designs as loud as their roaring engines. Embracing a “more is better” philosophy, owners use vibrant colors and busy ornamentation to decorate their vehicles.
On the bus to Angeles City.
Recovering at the beach
Just a small hangover to deal with.
Here is the cure
Doug Ritchies & Jim Cox
Found myself a friend in Angeles City
OK, back to Manila.
The Firehouse in 1987
After all this time I understand the Firehouse is still going, and so am I. 🙂
What time can I start having fun?
And yes, I did take her home with me. 🙂
Can you blame me?
Am I missing work?
No way Jose.
Take a closer look at her hair
Can’t help being popular. 🙂
Is is me or the Pesos they are after? Remembering of course in those days I was a bit of a chick magnet. 🙂
Jump forward 10 years to 1997
Doug Ritchies at Brisbane airport Doug was a very tough Cockney.
Our first night in Manila
That’s Doug in the middle being swamped & I’m with Simone who was a friend of mine from the Gold Coast.
I told you we were friends. 🙂
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