Antigua Guatemala Fire Department’s Tuk Tuk Unit

Unidad Tuctuc de los Bomberos Voluntarios de La Antigua by Rudy Girón

I don’t recall exactly when tuk tuk motorcycles arrived in Guatemala, but they were absorbed as part of the Guatemalan traditions and culture very quickly. Tuk tuk motorcycles became very popular in a short time and before you knew it, tuk tuk bikes were used as quick and inexpensive taxis, by the Tourist police, and grocery delivery vehicles. Tuk tuk motorcycles even showed up in the handicrafts market as toys, along the chicken buses. So, it is not surprising at all to find tuk tuk motorcycles as part of the vehicles of the Voluntary Fire Department of Antigua Guatemala.

What other unexpected uses for tuk tuk motorcycles have you found in your travels?

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