The car is used widely for domestic transportation but other forms of transport evoke all kinds of nostalgia, sentimentality or yearning in people. Train rides for some, boat rides for other, horse and carriage or tuk tuk. There is something about travel and the form in which you do it, short long trips, domestic or international that continues to fascinate and inspire.
I love and always will love riding and driving long distances, but....
I prefer walking especially when traveling Asia as I see so much more, it is free and so healthy. Then tuk tuks and bemos when longer k's are on the day trips.
I did throughly enjoy the elephants for a day, and I do ride the kids every now and then, to clean their rooms....Oh, different sort of ride..Ok.