I like the buses in Ecuador. Before we got a car, we used buses all the time.
I liked standing up on them, although I hardly ever did. Dad wouldn’t let me because it was kind of dangerous. They were really bouncy!
You know how a bus isn’t allowed to stop unless you’re at a bus stop? Not here! Sometimes the driver will stop when you are not at a bus stop.
And sometimes he wouldn’t stop if you are at a stop! I find that funny, they sometimes do the opposite.
Ready, Set, RACE!
At times, bus drivers race with each other No, not to see who can pick up the most passengers the fastest. To see who can finish the route first. It’s very neat to watch, but kind of annoying if your trying to get a bus :).
6 Tips for Taking the Bus in Ecuador
- Always wear your purse (or backpack) in front on the buses.
- Keep your zippers zipped, so no one can take a dipping. 🙂
- Get off the bus quickly, once I waited and had to jump off a moving bus! So hold you parents (or your child’s) hand and get off quick.
- Sit on the outside of a row, that way you can get up easily.
- If you are standing up, keep your knees slightly bent and hold on. You can keep you balance better that way.
- Be careful where you are stepping. Once I almost stepped on a bag with live guinea pigs in it!
Buses can get pretty crowded so be careful and do what you can not to get pick-pocketed. It has never happened to us, but is not uncommon. Check out more Ecuador travel tips.
I hope you enjoyed my buses post!