The various modes of transport—trains, cabs, and buses—are the major elements of our daily lives, and we do not find anything exciting about taking the subway to work. These different types of transport modes are something we are quite familiar with, which is why it holds no novelty for us; unless you have a kid with you who is taking the subway for the first time. However, as you move across different geographical locations, you’ll be enticed by the different modes of transport, which might leave you blown away, but might be a common sight for the locals.
So, if you ever decide to go backpacking across the globe, there are certain modes of transport you must try before you reach the bottom of your bucket list.
The Canal Taxi in Bangkok
People often have a love-hate relationship with taxis. Often, taxis play hard to get when you are in a hurry. However, here’s a taxi that waits patiently for its passengers to board and takes them on an interesting journey. Bangkok is the home to canal taxis and has acquired the title of “Venice of the East” owing to its vast network of canals. These river and canal taxis are an important mode of transport as it helps you get to your destination faster than cars or buses as there is no traffic in the canals! So, when in Bangkok, hail a canal taxi.
The Chicken Bus in Central America
These quirky modes of transport with brightly colored buses are the major mode of transport for locals in Guatemala or Panama. These buses offer tourists the quintessential Latin American transport experience and are extremely affordable. The bus derives its name from the chickens that ride along with the passengers at times. There are high chances that your seat might be occupied by these chicken; after all, it’s named after them.
The Cyclo in Vietnam
Everyone must have come across cycle taxis at some point in their lives, but in Vietnam, you’ll witness a revamped and a more interesting version of the cycle taxi: the Cyclo. Tourists simply adore the Cyclo; they can climb in front of the tricycle taxi and the driver will be right behind them, peddling them through the city. Locals favor the Cyclo over other modes of transport as it helps them beat the chaotic traffic.
Home remedies to deal with hyperhidrosisRead More...
There are a number of ways to handle hyperhidrosis at home using some very effective home remedies that one can administer to oneself. They are inexpensive methods which can be resorted to using food items that are readily available. In fact, people are hardly aware of the useful properties of these food items and especially that it cures hyperhidrosis.
Apple cider vinegar
Take two teaspoons of natural vinegar and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It is recommended to consume this mixture thrice daily preferably on an empty stomach or half hour before or half hour after food. It balances the pH levels of the body. It functions as a natural antiperspirant, forming a coating over the skin and blocking the pores when applied. In case of excessive sweating, apply this over the area with a cotton wool and leave it there to dry. Repeating this everyday gives better results. It can be applied in the armpit area at bedtime and washed off in the morning.
Drinking a glass of tomato juice made at home every day helps to overcome the sweating problem. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and are also an astringent. The juice helps to shrink the pores of the skin. In severe cases, two glasses are recommended.
Sage herb is a natural antiperspirant agent as it contains high levels of magnesium and vitamin B. Both these ingredients slow down the working of the sweat glands. Besides, these leaves have high antibacterial and antifungal properties. They also contain tannic acid which contracts the sweat glands to reduce perspiration. Soak a handful of sage leaves in a cup of water in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Add a dash of honey or lemon juice for taste and flavor and drink it daily. It will help to reduce sweating. It can be locally applied also.
This herb acts an excellent antiperspirant and astringent. Apply a little Witch Hazel extract in areas like underarms, feet or palms to avoid excessive perspiration.
Take 3 tsps. of each of coconut oil and baking soda, 2 tsps. each of arrowroot powder and Shea butter and a few drops of any essential oil of one’s liking. Heat the Shea butter in a double boiler and coconut oil over medium heat. When the two have melted, take them off of the double add the arrowroot and baking soda and mix well, finally finishing off with a few drops of the essential oil. Mix thoroughly, transfer to a jar and store in a cool place.
Top SUV crossovers that you should considerRead More...
The best crossovers are ranked on the basis of their benefits of high seating position, strong styling, third-row seating that can accommodate six or more passengers and more cargo space facilities that make the rider more comfortable.
Honda CR-V: It is ranked as #1 in compact SUVs. Since it uses the Honda Civic platform in an SUV body it was called “CR-V” (Compact Recreational Vehicle). Overall it has been rated 8.9 out of 10. The CR-V’s average price is $24,045. It is best known for its ample back seat legroom, spacious cargo area, excellent fuel economy and advanced safety technology. It delivers mileage around 10.9kmpl in cities and 13.7kmpl in highways. Inside the Honda CR-V, there’s a seating for up to five passengers to sit comfortably.
BMW X5: Its base price is approximate to $56,495. It delivers about 14mpg in cities and 30mpg in highways. BMW X5 has been proved to be a successful model for BMW. It hits a top speed of 230kmph. Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless device charging are now brandings available. It has a score of 8.8 out of 10 based on data elements.
Mazda CX-5: It ranks near the top of compact SUV class for its outstanding performance, high-quality interior, smooth ride, roomy and comfortable seats, and laudable features. It has a score of 8.7 out of 10 based on the research. On an average Mazda CX-5 costs around $24,000.
Kio Sorento: The Sorento is a value oriented ride for those seeking to avoid the minivan stigma. Its fuel tank capacity comes around 18.8 gal. Market average costs are approximate $26,239. Kio Sorento delivers about 21mpg in cities and 28mpg in highways.
Toyota Highlander: Highlander is a large three-row crossover SUV with seating for eight. The quality of the material is high in Highlander. At present, the Highlander has a score of 8.6 out of 10 based on the evaluation. It offers lots of standard active safety features, above-average fuel economy, comfortable and quiet on the highway. The Highlander starts at $31,400 approximately. It is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine, a V-6 hybrid.
Nissan Murano: Nissan Murano has a starting price of $29,770. It comes with popular features such as BlueTooth facilities, a rearview camera that helps in a wider view and a 7-inch display. Currently, the Murano has a score of 8.5 out of 10. Nissan Murano has been certified as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Cadillac XT5: The Cadillac XT5 is a good SUV vehicle. It is best known for its safety ratings. Even though it’s overall score is 8.1 out of 10. It does not require premium gasoline. It averagely costs $39,365.