Friday, June 19, 2009

Take it Easy and Carry on

Riding through Buenos Aires in Overcrowded Red Colectivos of Line 168
Riding in an overcrowded colectivo filled with sweaty and tired people through the streets of Buenos Aires is truly no pleasure jaunt. On top of this most commuters had to wait in crazy waiting lines before getting on the bus. It is amazing how civilized and easy Porteños take a stressful ordeal like this. I guess there is not much that can interfere with the Argentine composure.
Do you ever had bad experiences in public transport?

8 comments:

Prospero said...

Boy, that bus looks jam packed. In Bermuda, population 60,000 - we just don't see that! I don't know that we'd have what you'd call Bermudian composure.

bfarr said...

Looks kind of like the people mover at the Atlanta airport.

Kcalpesh said...

Hey, the bus looks much better than our Mumbai buses but then it is as crowded as them..

AB said...

Do you ever had bad experiences in public transport?

I was rather wondering what experiences you had in the collectivos. Are people polite, talkative? Do they strike up conversations with strangers?

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I love riding the bus, and taking public transportation in Buenos Aires. It brings you so much closer to locals. My experience was always smooth, always positive. Porteños are really polite, helpful and rather talkative.

That is the chicken said...

It looks a real squash...very like our commuter trains in Calgary. Like you I love taking public transit and people-watching!

Clueless in Boston said...

I don't mind taking public transportation, in my case subway trains. It can get quite crowded at rush hour, but on the whole it is a much better way to get to downtown than driving. I guess the question might be, do you prefer riding in buses or in underground subway trains? Me, I prefer being above ground (pun intended:) so given a choice it would be the bus for me.

Have a great weekend.

AB said...

I do not just like watching people on public transport in a foreign city, I like hearing them, too. The rhythms of conversation and the use of dialect are usually fascinating.