(Day 59) This was a long day of riding buses and crossing borders! We had ummed and ahhed over whether to take a shuttle from Guatemala to El Salvador, or try the local chicken buses. 1,305 more words
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Another visa renewal tomorrow, it’s an eight-hour trip with three stops on three separate “chicken buses” as they’re called in Guatemala. Unlike the name, there really are no animals on these, my Mexican doggie was never on one, not yet at least, hope she never does, they pull the animal to the roof by the paw and put it in a box. 492 more words
There is a good reason why a chicken bus is called a chicken bus in Guatemala.
Because said buses carry chickens and any other live or dead animals people can carry with them onto the bus. 333 more words
It seems that public buses (as opposed to tourist shuttles) in Central America are known by the derisory term of “chicken buses”, presumably because, like indeed most continents in the world (I’m thinking of Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Asia), you can carry chickens on them (cue Western scoffing, from the more civilised people who prefer factory-farmed shrink-wrapped fowl in their fridges). 791 more words