Move that Bus, and the chickens on it !

I was taken aback immediately to my school days when I saw the first old Blue Bird school bus rolling through the Belizean countryside. With their bright colors, roof racks, ladders and souped up engines and transmissions these old buses will get you just about anywhere you need to go in the county. It’s funny after carting thousands of US school kids around for years these buses are shipped to Belize, painted , modified and take on a second life as public transportation. I will remind you that these buses are not air-conditioned, comfortable and are noisy. Some actually refer to them as the chicken bus. However I did not actually witness anyone with a chicken on the bus, but it does seem plausible.



Belize 2013 Expedition 380

Regular-service buses stop anywhere to drop and pick up passengers. Express buses, ­sometimes air-conditioned, have limited stops and as a result are quicker and usually less crowded. They cost a bit more but it’s worth the extra few dollars, especially on longer trips. The 86-mile run from Belize City to Corozal, for example, takes about 2½ hours for BZ$14 on an express, or 3¼ hours for BZ$10 on a regular bus. In general, you pay about BZ$5 per hour on express buses and BZ$3 per hour on regular buses.

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2 thoughts on “Move that Bus, and the chickens on it !

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