In 2010 I was travelling in the Philippines. Heading back home and waiting to board my flight at Manila airport, a higher power decided that my trip was not over yet. Due to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull all flights were cancelled and I was stuck in Manila for a whole week. I decided to make the best of this unexpected occasion and used the time to portrait trycicle drivers and their unique vehicles. These individually customized trycicles are used for short distance transport of passengers, operating only within one district including dirt streets that are impassable for taxis. Most of the drivers are not from the capital, but come from small villages on one of the many Islands of the Philippines. Sending home all the money they make with their service, most of them drive all day and sleep in the passenger cabin of their trycicle at night.