November 16, 2004
The Wheels On The Bus Go...Sometimes
If you look closely, you can see the FL license plate on this bus. Most of the public transportation here in Guatemala are old school buses from the States, but this is one of the only ones I've ever seen that still has the old license plate on it. The buses are probably responsible for 90% of the smog and pollution of this city. Getting stuck behind one in traffic is horrible. They are constantly stopping to let people on or off. There are bus stops throughout the city, but if you stand on the sidewalk and wave your arm out into the street, you're pretty much guarenteed a ride. And the bus drivers have no problem pulling all sorts of illegal manuveurs to get their passengers. But then again, illegal is a relative term here in Guatemala.