Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kalesa Ride

I rode a kalesa this afternoon with my grandma. I really missed the fun riding on it. I even can't remember when was the last time I rode in a kalesa. A kalesa (sometimes called a karitela) is a horse-driven calash (carriage) used in the Philippines. The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning "wheels." This was one of the modes of transportation introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century by the Spaniards that only nobles and high ranked officials could afford.They are rarely used in the streets nowadays except in tourist spots and some rural areas.(From Wikipedia)

This is a kalesa. In our place we call it tartanilya

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