Re: Documentary of a School Bus Renovation on Netflix
I was in Guatemala earlier this year.. I actually rode the "chicken buses" quite a bit ..from Guatemala all the way to Nicaragua. And I would recommend everyone on this site experience them at least once. I was told the name chicken bus comes from how they used to be used to transport chickens, then the seats were put back in and now they are used for public transportation.
It's quite a sight, they are all decked out like a Mexican low rider with all the bells and whistles (literally), and covered in looney tunes stickers as well as stickers about Jesus and Guadeloupe in Espinosa , always packed with way more than the max capacity. I've seen every seat with at least 3-4 people and the isle packed and at least 5 locals hangin off the back and sides, sometimes even riding on top with all the luggage. Not to mention the driver always has his right hand man who rides (stands) shotgun with the door always open half hanging out when they pull over to pick someone up, whistling and hurrying each passenger on to the bus (sometimes without even combing to a complete stop).
Yea, it's hard to really explain the feeling you get riding a chicken bus in Central America..
Google "chicken buses"