How to Ride a Chicken Bus
Hey, there's still room on the bus, even though there are six people across and people standing in the aisle! And so the story of Guatemala's public transportation, fondly known as the "chicken bus," where chickens are sometimes among the passengers and riders travel in recycled elementary school buses from the U.S. You can find my article with useful tips and customs on mastering Guatemala's unique system of transport by checking the link for Antigua's Que Pasa August 2013 magazine (p.18) http://www.quepasaenantigua.com/ or read it right here in PDF format!
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Louise "Luisa" Wisechild, PhD
I first visited Guatemala in 1995 as a member of the Vashon Island sister city delgation to Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala.