Chicken Bus Stop in La Antigua Guatemala

Waiting for the Chicken Bus

No. I am not stalking this poor fellow. He just so happened to move in the same direction as my viewfinder.

Chicken bus is the derogatory term used for Guatemala’s rural public transportation system. The chicken bus is the second life for the old school bus in the third world. The chicken bus ride can make for a great post card or provide enough material for your exotic travel chronicle. But, chicken buses do not make for a safe and quality transit system and as a such they do not have designated and built-for bus stops. The omnibus stops can be anywhere, including in the middle of the main entrance or exit to La Antigua Guatemala.

So a window sill is as good a bus stop as any. What is the most interesting bus stop you have seen?

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