World traveling and exploring new places is incredibly exciting, and it doesn’t stop there. When you arrive at the destination, you will want to explore even more – and the unique modes of transport found around the world can really add to this experience. You may get to use the double-decker Dubai Trolley right here in Dubai or for example, the tuk-tuks in Thailand, Reindeer sleds in Finland, or even the high-speed Bullet Train in Japan and a dog sled transportation services in Alaska.
There are unique means of transportation to be found all over the world, and it all adds to the culture and experience of each location. Here, at Fly To Dubai, we’ve compiled a list of 30 transportation vehicles, that make cars, buses, and even airplanes seem rather dull!
Scroll down to check the beautifully illustrated picks of unique transportation examples from all over the world below!
10 Interesting Things About Different Modes of Transportation
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As the world was locked for months, traveling seems quite impossible. However, as the economy started to open up, people began going out and find the best mode of transportation to suit their needs.
Cars, planes, trucks, trains, and ships are just the most common ways to transport people and goods. But to make travelling a little bit exciting, here are 10 interesting things about different modes of transportation that you should know.
1. People want cars, not for speed
Cars are the most common mode of transportation as people are highly fascinated with speed and beauty. However, they also contributed to worsening air pollution.
Before cars came, transportation was a lot greener. Aside from walking or bicycles, horses were taking over the streets with New York City once housed about 200,000 of these four-legged creatures. Yes, the city was quite stinky. Thus, people were too excited as cars came, not because they want more speed, but because they despise traveling with such foul smell.
2. Yamaha makes piano first before motorcycles
Biker clubs and gangs have popularized motorcycles globally. One popular motorcycle brand is Yamaha, which has been featured in some Hollywood movies like Ghost Rider with the chopped that transformed into Yamaha V-Max as well as First Blood featuring Yamaha XT 250.
However, the Japanese company started in 1887 as a piano maker, and it still does up to the present while it also creates cool bikes, electronics, boats, and even industrial robots.
3. Taxi driving can be deadly
A social study in 2016 showed that driving a taxi is the 5th creepiest job while clowns topped the list. This is quite true as this profession is 20 times deadlier than other jobs, based on the 2013 statistics. Thailand, Iraq, and Libya are some of the most dangerous places for taxi drivers. Meanwhile, some murderers or kidnappers disguised as taxi drivers while others have stalked their passengers.
4. Bananas are banned in boats
A lot of superstition beliefs surround boats. For one, carrying bananas when traveling by boat will bring bad luck. Researchers believe this is rooted in the slave trade period when they incorrectly stored bananas in ships. Sailors were suffocated as bananas rot and produced methane gas.
Meanwhile, banana trees were infested by venomous spiders, so bananas were brought to specialized centers where they were processed once they reached their destinations.
5. RV puts the life on outdoors
Recreational vehicles or RVs are highly popular worldwide as it gives owners opportunities to conveniently travel anywhere. In the U.S., around 1 million people live in RVs while RV parks and communities are common since they were first introduced in the 1930s.
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6. Some crazy items left in buses
Buses used to be steam-powered before omnibus, the first mechanical bus, came in 1833. Currently, buses were one of the cheapest modes of transport travel to short or long distances. However, people also often leave behind some crazy things as they rush to get off, including a prosthetic leg, an urn full of ashes, a life-sized Spiderman doll, and various musical instruments.
7. Airplane with corpses on board
Death comes unexpectedly, it could be from drowning, car accidents, or during flights. However, those who died onboard a plane can only be pronounced as dead once the plane has landed. So what happens to the dead person? They are either transferred to an area with the fewest passengers or just kept on the original seat in case the flight is full while flight attendants cover the body with a blanket.
This means the person sitting next to the dead body would have quite a creepy travel. Good thing, only about 50,000 cadavers fly onboard annually as they died far from home.
8. Hot air balloon did not carry humans first
When the hot air balloon first took flight in 1783, it traveled for two miles while having a duck, a sheep, and a rooster on board. The animals were later brought back to the ground unharmed.
The first human hot air balloon pilot was almost condemned as a criminal by Louis XVI. Good thing, the king changed his mind. On 21 November 1783, French marquee François Laurent d'Arlandes and scientist -François Pilâtre De Rozier took the risk and became the first people to travel sustained flight for 20 minutes.
9. The creepy feels of train
In 2018, the Korean zombie film Train to Busan became a worldwide hit. But it is not the first time trains became subjects of horror movies as multitudes of urban legends surround this mode of transport. For one, a "funeral train" transported Abraham Lincoln's body to Illinois after he was assassinated. Of course, it was bannered in the news a Pullman train car was also part of the cortege.
Meanwhile, such eeriness may also lead people to commit suicide while lying down on train tracks. Thus, train companies decided to charge family members of those who commit suicide in trains large fines for interrupting the traffic.
10. Cruise ships can be terrifying
While cruise ships can be synonymous with luxury, they also have dark stories including vanishing people, suicides, murders, and onboard morgues. While there are few instances of sinking cruise lines, a modern cruise ship is more likely to get stranded than to sink. The Viking Sky cruise ship sailed into the angry waters of Norway in March 2019. It had engine troubles and became stranded in the middle of the ocean with more than 1,300 passengers on board.
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The Three Best Modes Of Transportation In Spain.
Spain has a widespread transportation network that covers the entire country. With such an excellent transportation network, Spain has become a great place for tourists visiting Europe. People want to be comfortable when they travel and they get that comfort and convenience in Spain.
In this article, we will talk about the different modes of transportation available to locals and foreign tourists. We will also give a comparison of all the major modes of transportation in Spain.
Different Modes of Transportation In Spain
Spain is one of the most developed and culturally rich countries in the world. It offers several different types of transportation to its citizens and visitors. Speed rails and modern metro systems make Spain’s transportation system one of the best in Europe. Spain’s transit and transportation system is convenient, comfortable and cost-effective. It will cost you less than driving a personal vehicle to work. The three major modes of land transportation in Spain include;
Taxi Services In Spain
In addition to government-owned taxis, you can also find driving services like Uber in Spain. For shorter distances, people tend to prefer travelling through taxis. However, the public rail and bus system is extremely efficient and covers a lot of areas. So the taxis aren’t that high in demand in Spain.
Bus Transportation In Spain
Bus transportation in Spain is quite efficient and reliable. The buses are almost always on time. There are many different business companies in Spain. Some of the major players in the market are Avanza , Alsa, Eurolines, Flixbus and Monbus. All these are high quality and cost-effective bus services. In addition to these amazing bus services, you can also find FlixBus for international travel to other countries in Europe. The fares are ridiculously reasonable for the services they offer. Almost all buses in Spain are equipped with state of the art equipment which ensures that the passengers enjoy a convenient and reliable travelling experience. The bus is the cheapest and the most common mode of transportation in Spain.
RailRoad System In Spain
The railroad system in Spain does not just include metro and fast speed trains but it also includes a widespread tram network as well. The tram network was almost destroyed at the beginning of the last century however in the 1990s, there was a surge in popularity for tram network. These days trams are one of the cheapest ways to travel around major cities in Spain. The government is currently working on expanding the tram network. Foreign travellers who don’t have tram networks in their countries tend to love travelling on trams.
In addition to trams, the Spanish railroad system also includes speed rails and metro trains. Trains are quite honestly the best way to travel around Spain. There are different train services in the country that offer unique and competitive services. You can even find train rides for as low as 20 euros and you can also find trains that would ask you hundreds of euros for the same ride. The difference is because of the amount of convenience and high-quality services they provide.
Renfe, ‘The Spanish National Highway Company’ provides the service of high-speed rails all over Spain. This service is known as Alta Velocidad Espanola (AVE). The train moves at a speed of about 310 Kilometers/hour. AVE offers luxurious services at a relatively reasonable price. For example, A ride from Seville to Madrid would only cost you around 75 euros and you will be able to enjoy high speed and high-quality transportation experience. Renfe also has another project in the works. Renfe’s AVLO is going to start its operations in April 2020. It is going to be a low cost but high-speed train service in Spain. Its high speed and cost-effectiveness add a lot of value to the entire rail service.
So the comparison between three major modes of land transportation in Spain shows that the bus is the cheapest way to travel around Spain while trains offer the most convenience and comfortability.