Barranquilla Buses Part 2: A Fascinating Subculture

    An in-depth analysis of the Barranquilla bus culture tickles my funny bone. Before and after work the bus is overly crowded. I will climb the ladder only to find people crammed up against the turnstile unable to go any further. Upon closer analysis, I look to the back of the bus and realize there…

Barranquilla Buses Part 1: Crazy but Convenient

  If there was one subculture of Barranquilla, Colombia on which I could write an entire book, it would be the public buses. Ranging from tiny, ten-seater slabs of metal that whip through the little pueblos, to larger and air-conditioned buses with uniformed drivers, each one offers its own anthropological experience. Although my apartment can get…