Posts Tagged ‘Transporte’

Women-only buses in Guatemala City

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

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.

Back from work

Friday, May 27th, 2011

It’s the end of the week and all the party places in zona 10 and zona 1 are full. In the main picture, transit in zona 9 is always difficult at the end of the afternoon and all of the transmetros are on the limit of their capacities.

Es el final de la semana y todos los lugares de fiesta en la zona 10 y zona 1 están llenos. En la imagen principal, el tránsito en la zona 9 es siempre difícil al final de la tarde y todos los transmetros están en el límite de su capacidad.

Noche y Día

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Another night in the City, in terms of public transportation I would recommend as the best way to move from one area to another during the day time: el Transmetro, which already circulates through many main streets of Guatemala City and you will find police officers at every Transmetro bus stop or station always willing to help with schedules, addresses, etc.

For night time, taxis are the best option to move around Guatemala City; I would recommend using yellow cabs but if you’re in a hurry and you need to get somewhere quickly at a reasonable price you can always use the white taxis.

We have been very musical in the Guatemala Daily Photo community this past week in case you haven’t noticed, enjoy and have a great week!