(Motorcycle) TAXI!

During my travel to South America, while crossing by car the International Bridge “Puente de la Amistad”, or Friendship’s Bridge, I saw some very curious taxis. The MOTO TAXI.

The “Puente de la Amistad” is located over the Parana river, and it communicates the Cities of Foz do Iguaçu, in Brazil, and Ciudad del Este, in Paraguay. In this area is located what is known as the “Triple Frontera”, or Triple Frontier, because the Countries of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil contact here.

Puente de la Amistad

Puente de la Amistad (Friendship’s Bridge), Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil-Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, is known  for being a free trade zone, so a lot of people from Brazil, Argentina and other cities of Paraguay visit this City to go shopping. A friend that lives in Paraguay since three years ago, told me that some people from Brazil and Paraguay usually cross the Friendship’s Bridge by foot to go shopping or to do other activities, and they go back to their Cities in the same day, sometimes using the Moto Taxi. So we saw some people on the moto taxi sitting behind the driver, carrying big bags of merchandise at the sides. The curious situation is that they use these moto taxis only to cross the bridge, the moto taxis don’t drive further.

Moto Taxi

“Puente de la Amistad”, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay-Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

You can see narrow lanes for the moto taxis located along the Friendship’s Bridge, aside of the car lanes.

Moto Taxi

Ciudad del Este- Paraguay, Foz do Iguaçu-Brazil

2 thoughts on “(Motorcycle) TAXI!

  1. amusing story, Marianne! “So we saw some people on the moto taxi sitting behind the driver, carrying big bags of merchandise at the sides.” P.S.: Once in my life I would like to sit in a rickshaw. Or on a donkey again.

    • Frizz, I must confess I have never sit on a donkey or a rickshaw, but I have thought I would like to have a donkey. They seem to be tender animals. Where did you sit on a donkey and a rickshaw? India? Japan? Do you have photos?

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