Posts Tagged ‘buses’
A very interesting leisure day here in Guatemala.
Rode my bicycle to the province of Escuintla to checkout the crops on my farm.
Of course I forgot my personal pass (without it you have to pay) for the water park but I explained to the crew I had one and they were nice enough to let me in without asking much and I spent some time at the pool after working on my land.
It was rainy on my way back, I had to stop riding my bike and boarded a chicken bus.
It was raining so hard, at some point I could not see 4 feet infront of us, I’ve no idea how the bus driver managed to keep going.
Streets downtown Escuintla City were flooded!
Ayudantes (assistants) who work with the drivers of the buses that now are being left into disuse in Guatemala City; they earn about $ 10.00 per day in the best case scenario.
Is a dangerous job, mostly about crime and don’t escape all sorts of speculation and to discrimination in a society like ours, which is small but very divided. Currently there is a general notion that most ayudantes belong to maras (criminal groups) not entirely true, but it’s inevitable that these groups have penetrated all areas and the transport system is one of them.
Something is very wrong if the public transport system looks like the first picture at the bottom, right?
Since last week Transurbano, a new transport system that is currently being implemented in the city has new buses exclusively for the use of women. They are being enabled during rush hour, early in the mornings and late afternoons.
Sexual harassment and the disadvantage of overloading the transport units are for women, the worst scenario. Abuses in the public transport are real, no doubt about that. And yet, we have people who deny it or that complains, believe it or not. The real problem still exists.
The degradation of society is before our eyes. The man is still incapable of respecting a women.
Do you know any other country in which public transportation is enabled for women only?
Algo está muy mal si el sistema de transporte público luce como en la primera fotografía en la parte inferior… ¿cierto?
Desde la semana anterior el transurbano, un nuevo sistema de transporte que se está implementando en la ciudad cuenta con unidades específicas para el uso de la mujer. Las unidades están habilitadas en horas pico, muy temprano por la mañana y al final de la tarde.
El acoso sexual y la desventaja que supone sobrecargar las unidades de transporte, es el peor escenario para las mujeres. Los abusos en el deficiente sistema de transporte son reales, no hay duda sobre eso. Aún así, hay gente sorprendida o haciendo comentarios en contra de la medida anterior. Es cierto que el problema real, sigue existiendo.
La degradación de la sociedad está ante nuestros ojos. El hombre aún es incapaz de respetar a una mujer.