Here I was able to capture the three of the four most popular means of transportation around Antigua Guatemala. Walking and cycling, I believe, are the most healthy and ecological means of transportation. La camioneta, on the other hand, is quite possibly the most contaminating, yet the only public mass transit option for now. Honestly, I believe we should retire las camionetas and get either smaller, newer shuttles as the one they use in Santa María de Jesús or the kind being used to transport tourists around the country. Yes, it’s time to retire the uncomfortable and polluting former school buses. We Guatemalans deserve a better public transit system; don’t your agree?
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