Apr 28, 2009

Public Buses From Around The World

Taking public transport when traveling overseas is not only an economical way to get around but a great way to people watch. Public buses in many countries are also art on wheels.

I wonder what the advertisement on the side of this bus in Beijing says.

The public buses in Guatemala are brightly painted former school buses.

So are the buses in Panama City, which have been nicknamed Red Devils.

How often do you take public buses when traveling?

10 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Travelling with local people is always good to observe city-life. Yes, I take public bus most of the time. And Mumbai Best Bus "The Best" as per my little travelling experience.

marina villatoro said...

hi, I try to always ride public transport. it's one of my favorite things to do. now that I'm a mommy, I do short sprints, my son loves them too!!! they are soo000 entertaining:)
I've been on the crazy Guatemalan buses, they are a trip and a half!

Erica said...

I like traveling by public bus in new cities. It's certainly great for people-watching.

Fly Girl said...

Traveling by the local transporation system is a must to get a real sense of place. I always try to take a bus or trolley wherever I go. Jamaican buses and Brasilian buses are really wild as well!

Wendy said...

Hi all,
Thanks for commenting. I agree that it's a must to get a feel for a destination.

Cindy Espinoza said...

yes, the buses are great for people watching and usually the drivers are helpful. Living in costa rica the past year without a car, i have had plenty of time on public buses...they unfortunately aren't anything special to look at, but they have helped me learn my way around the city.

Catherine said...

As you well know ...pretty much all the time here in Mexico!! like that red bus shot particularly..

GMG said...

Amazing buses!!

Final_Transit said...

Lovely pictures! I always take public buses. Not only are they cheap, but they are also real. :)

Anonymous said...

Regarding the bus advertisement: Chinese text to follow:

给您超舒适感受!

Gei3 nin3 chao1 shu1shi4 gan3shou4!

Give you ultra snug/cozy feel/experience! ....hmmmm....