30 Cool Forms Of Transportation In Different Parts Of The World

5. Coco Taxi, Cuba


The streets of Havana, Cuba's capital, are used to seeing all sorts of odd vehicles. Still teeming with immaculately kept American cars from the 1950s and until recently they were home to the camel bus, which was part truck, part bus, the Coco taxis are shaped like hollowed out coconuts or NFL players helmets and whizz around the city looking for fares.

With yellow ones designated for tourists and black ones for the locals, these small but nippy vehicles are a common site on the Carribean island.

6. Wicker Toboggan, Portugal

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On the Portuguese island of Madeira, residents of the capital, Funchal, have been using these wicker and wooden toboggans to hurtle down Monte Mountain since the 1850s.

Now they are used more as a tourist attraction as two people pilot it from the rear whilst you sit in the basket. It can be quite the experience since they have been known to hit speeds of 48kph.

7. Ojek, Indonesia

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The roads are so congested in parts of Bali, Indonesia that motorbikes are often preferred in order to weave in and out of the traffic. This is no different for the taxi system with scooters patrolling the streets and almost anyone who owns one being allowed to take a fare for a ride.

This has its pros and cons but it certainly does add something unique to Bali.

8. Bullet Train, Japan

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This super modern, super-fast train has become something of an icon of Japan showing off its ruthless efficiency and comfort at speeds of up to 320kph.

Barely noticeable unless you are seated by a window, it pulls away tremendously quickly and hurtles through the Japanese countryside in a smooth and peaceful manner putting many other train networks across the globe to shame.

9. Khlong Boats, Thailand


The water taxis of Bangkok transport commuters, tourists and produce through the canals of the city in these deceptively rapid riverboats.

In such a densely populated and hectic city, they offer a vital service that allows people to get away from the congested roads and still navigate the city.

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