From the original ‘Beer bike’ to the ox-taxi. These are some of the most curious means of transport you can find in the world.
The car will be the means of transportation, but it is not alone. Far from buses and trains, there is a world of alternatives to the original as you can move. Some of them only serve to have a good time, but others are perfectly valid for transportation, so what are you waiting for to try?
This curious hybrid between a multitándem bike and a bar, and flows through many streets in Europe, although we must not go to Amsterdam and Berlin to find it, just go to Madrid. Although it seems an impossible invention, the Beer Bike are widely used to get around the city while one stays hydrated based on beer, because that is grace. During the tour, a driver drives the electric motor on, included for the ‘bikers’ do not have to sweat blood, customers, between 5 and 12, his own party while riding through the streets with music and give base the pedals.
It is a very popular motorised tricycle in Asia, designed to transport people or cargo. They are fast, they are able to overcome the other vehicles in big cities like Bangkok usually live in a continuous jam, and above all, are cheaper than a traditional taxi. Course, are not the most comfortable way to travel any more secure, you have to be a little bold to dare, as surely as the feature is basically how strong you can be secured for integration in any website. They have different names in different parts of the world, and in some places are often referred to with the same brand name that sells, but the most widespread are definitely Tuk-Tuk.
Very popular in countries like China, Japan or India, its use has spread to other cities around the world, often as a tourist attraction or service rickshaw. There are two versions: the first takes a man on foot, so it is a slower car and more tired to the mover; the second is driven by a bicycle and sleeps, two people. They are also called pedicabs and many of them, especially in Asian cities such as Shanghai and Beijing are equipped with an electric motor that modernises. In cities across the United States and Europe are used as tourist vehicles with pedal assistance which never replaced the pedalling action of the driver, but yes it helps at specific times such as departure after braking or climbing a hill.
Elephant, Camel and Dromedary
If longer unusual to see someone riding a horse, imagine one of these animals. Dromedaries and camels are used to travel through the desert, in true Bedouin style, as they are much more effective than other means of transport in this environment. As for the elephants, are widely used in Thailand and very ‘comfortable’ because you simply have to sit back and enjoy the swinging and the views while your driver, sitting on the animal’s head, runs with blows of heel ears. The elephants are slow and his movements are abrupt but are a tradition in places like India, where the bride and groom arrive at the wedding on one, but mostly, are a perfect tourist attraction and an original way to visit certain places.
As if you were the very Santa Claus, this vehicle driven by dogs, horses or elk is as good as the original to move around the ice. In Finland, for example, it is common use to traverse the frozen lakes of the region Saimaa where passengers travel comfortably seated and wrapped in blankets to keep warm as the horses trot slowly and are showing you the idyllic landscape.
In the case of dogs, they are used in Alaska, where the sledges are pulled by a team of up to 22 trained dogs, and for different purposes, land and various types of sledges are used. There is also a sport called ‘mush’ which is basically a race between the participants.
The gondolas are well known, but that does not detract from the originality of this means of transport. They are a typical way to get around in Venice, is 11 meters long and is driven by a gondolier, thanks to an oar handles provide direction and propel the boat. For centuries the main means of transport in Venice and still play an important role, as they serve as transhipment to and from the main channels.As a curiosity, note that in 1952 all gondolas were painted black to symbolise mourning for the dead of the plague that hit the country.
Taxi in Mijas ox- emerged in the early 60s, when some workers returning home on a donkey and were requested by visitors to photograph or take a walk.Almost always, tips exceeded their salaries so hence arose thus a new profession. Today they are one of the main tourist attractions in Mijas and already amount to 60 copies available for shipment.
The ox taxis, meanwhile, are characteristic of the Seychelles Islands, where for a small fee you can travel on the back of these majestic animals through the sands and tropical forests. Of course, if you are in a hurry is not a desirable transport, these animals have a much slower pace and parsimony, but offer the possibility to see the environment from another point of view.
The current tram longer unusual for those not accustomed to driving on the streets every day to see them, but in this case more so, as the Wuppertal Schwebebahn is a suspended monorail which is located in Wuppertal, Germany. It was built in 1900, opened in 1901 and is still in use today as a local transport system in the city. Style Hanging Bridge of Bilbao, this train travels about 12 feet above the streets of the city and covers approximately fixed route in 30 minutes.