LA CHIVA- Tourists buses in Colombia by Esperanza Gallego

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“Chivas, also known as "step buses, buses are typical of Colombia in craft adapted for rural public transport, especially considering the mountainous geography of the country They are characterized by colorful, predominantly yellow, blue and red colors of the national flag of Colombia .

La Chiva is built on a standard bus chassis, organizing broad rows of wooden benches, ranging from one side to another and which accommodate both people and animals, and baggage or goods. One side of the bus is closed ". In the back of the Chivas has a staircase leading to the upper deck with a grill that is used as hold baggage, and where we often find not only luggage, but also a wide variety of animals (pets and food) those traveling in this mode of transport, sometimes also used to carry extra passengers, but this behavior is sanctioned by the authorities as “overcrowded.”. One of the most important cultural events around the Chivas is that its owners or drivers assigned pet names and put them in conspicuos. Some examples of names that are placed on the Chivas are: “spoiled”, “The wandering”, “the faithful”, “my opponent”, “Kalima”, “Arabic”, among others.

Gradually, the Chivas have gone from being a public transport craft to a tourist attraction and every day more suited Chivas as tourist buses inColombia. (wikipedia)


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My name is Esperanza Gallego; I was born in Colombia S.A.
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  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    how cool Espie… love the colors!!!! Wonderful capture. :)))x

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 3 years ago

    Thanks my friend, they are adorable !!!!!!!!!

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Ega!

  • Thanks a lot :)

    – Esperanza Gallego

  • lynell
    lynellover 3 years ago

    Great photo and information.

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Very colourful! Looks so much like buses I have seen pictures of in Pakistan.

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Awesome Capture Ega great info

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    Fantastic find Espie !!!
    a great colourful shot !

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks a lot, I appreciate :)

    – Esperanza Gallego

  • Wojciech Dabrowski
    Wojciech Dabro...over 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Ega!

  • Thanks a lot, I appreciate your visit :)

    – Esperanza Gallego

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    Great Shot and cool information Beautiful bus

  • Hi Bingo, thanks so much :)

    – Esperanza Gallego

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