Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Chicken Bus Rides in the Mountains

May 1, 2009

Yesterday I visited another of our women’s artisan groups and it always takes two chicken bus rides to get to the drop off point of their little village.  I took a few photos of the USA school buses that are turned into buses for public transportation.

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Locally known as ‘chicken buses’ I am not for sure if it is because many of the locals take baskets of chickens to market in them or because of the crazy driving of the bus drivers on the roads!

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This is the mode of travel for most of the locals because it costs only about 25 cents to ride.  I worry about safety– the brakes giving out, head on collisions around mountain corners — but then I only ride them a few times while I am in Guatemala and the locals use them all the time.  May God watch over them!

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A thought did come to mind on one of these trips that I wonder if it is more dangerous on these busses or in a little compact car on a Los Angeles freeway??

Hmmmmm!