Oh, the Places (We’ll) Go
By Land and Sea and Dog Sled
Chances are wherever you live, you don’t have to go far to find people traveling by car, bus, or even plane. But many parts of the world also have their own unique modes of transportation, developed over many years to meet the needs of the local peoples and landscapes. So buckle up—let’s test out some of the world’s most interesting and unusual ways of getting around.
Ask About Today
What are some modes of transportation that have been around since long ago in history?
Skip the Ads
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Ride a Dog Sled
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Ride the Escalator to Work
Hong Kong boasts the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world: It’s about half a mile long, connecting riders from the residential Mid-Levels district to the Central district in about 25 minutes. Now that’s quite a commute!
Gone in a Gondola
Venice, Italy is a city made of tiny islands, all connected by a system of waterways and bridges. You can walk, but it’s more fun to ride these famous boats through the canals.
Making the Makoro
In Botswana, Zambia, and other parts of southern Africa, canoes called "makoro" are built from hollowed out trees and used to travel throughout the region’s many rivers and wetlands. In this short documentary, learn about the process of building a makoro from a craftsperson who knows the trade well.
How Do You Ride?
Invent your own completely unique mode of transport. How does it move around? How do you steer it? Draw a picture of your ride and be sure to label all the parts and illustrate how it works, too.
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Build the Best Paper Airplanes
These aren’t your run-of-the-mill paper airplanes. Grab some paper and follow along with the Paper Airplane Guy (that’s his real name) to learn how to make 5 serious flyers.
Do the “Aeroplane” and More
Get stretching and learn these 17 yoga poses with Cosmic Yoga, starting with...you guessed it...the airplane pose! (Or “aeroplane” in British English.)