Saturday, December 15:  The challenge for this week from Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? is transportation.  She writes: Transportation is an integral part of travel and whatever mode of transport you choose will affect your experience of the journey. Take a horseback ride along a beach and then do the same journey on a dune buggy if you don’t believe me. 

Modes of transportation vary according to culture, history, geography and climate. Rickshaws, tangas and tuk-tuks conjure up very specific locations for me, as do dogsleds, yellow cabs and black cabs. What do you think of when you hear the word stagecoach, charabanc, chariot or Hansom cab?

Here are some photos of transportation around the world.  Click on any of the images below for a full-sized slide show.