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17 Wonderful Ways to Get Around The World (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/05/10 09:11 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:55 PM ET

Imagine a time and place when a yellow cab, car or train wasn't the only way you could get from point A to point B...

Bikes in Beijing, gondolas in Venice. But outdoor elevators in Chile? Giant plastic balls in New Zealand, art-on-wheels in Pakistan?

Here are some fascinating means of transport from around the world, both old and new, quaint and crazy. Enjoy the ride!

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Auto Rickshaws in India
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Auto rickshaws or "three-wheelers" are the cheapest and most common means of hired transportation in India. They are very handy for short-distance travel in cities, especially since they can weave their way through small alleys to bypass larger cars stuck in travel jams. With the latest Bollywood tunes playing on the radio and the uninhibited honking, it's sure to be a ride for the senses!
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