Day 4 Part 2 - Guatemala City scenes and buses
Returning from our meeting with Hector Castaņeda, we viewed a few more city
A major street on the way back from our meeting with pastor Castaņeda.
Another typical street in Guatemala City. The Pacaya volcano is again visible
in the background.
Many of the buses in Guatemala are independently owned and operated, and
often they are very colorfully painted and decorated according to the whims
of the owner. Known as
"chicken buses", most of them are decommissioned American school
and city buses. Some of them still have the familiar yellow school bus paint
and the name of the school district where they were originally used.
This red pickup truck demonstrates another form of shared transportation in
Guatemala. The driver has picked up several passengers who have each paid him
a small fare to ride in the back.
I don't know if these are private guards or military personnel, but they are
another illustration of the many guns that are visible in Guatemala City
-- a constant reminder of the history of violence.
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