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Monday, January 20, 2014

#262 Modern Ox Caravan


An ox caravan? But where's the ox?

We were driving through San Jose city in Nueva Ecija when we spotted these ox caravans in an open field. It was only when we got closer did I notice that the ox was missing, and in its stead, a motorized tricycle under that load. Mang Mellecio said they've come from Panggasinan where these baskets were made and were on their way to Calbyog over a hundred kilometers away... stopping in most towns along the way to peddle their wares... which could take up to a week or two.  We had stumbled onto the modern day versions of the oxen caravans of old. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: If this postcard appears unusually sharp, credit it to the strong light just before dusk, which can help make photographs appear really sharp.)

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