Tap-Tap cabs (also known as 'camionettes') serve as
mass transportationin Haiti. They are a form of shared taxi. They are one of various forms of transportations such as the "Guaguas" of Puerto Riconamed after a sound, in this case, the sharp taps on the metal panel signifying a passenger's request to be dropped off. Urban Tap-Taps are small pickup trucks with benches and a sun cover, able to maneuver in heavy traffic. For longer journeys between cities larger trucks and buses are used. Both versions are elaborately decorated by their owner/drivers, making them bright spots in the drab streets. Each tap-tap bears its own unique designs and markings making each one, though similar in color, different from the rest. Christian phrases and ideologies in Haitian Creoleare nearly always imprinted. Tap-taps can actually navigate well on rough terrain and some even go cross-country, however the buses are more frequently used because they are suitable for long travels.
Most tap-taps operate over fixed routes, departing only when full. One can ride a city Tap-Tap for approximately five
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