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NEWSFLASH: Pullman buses snot on the Greyhound

Central American Travel | August 23, 2009

A chicken bus on the streets of Guatemala

In breaking news, it has recently come to light that the second-class buses in Guatemala, also known as Pullman buses, snot on the Greyhound.

Greyhound, North America's leading provider of horrendously scarring and mind-bogglingly painful bus transportation, was contacted to comment on this story but declined, stating only that it was unfair to compare one of the poorest countries on the planet with the world's leader.

A representative from Pullman bus was unable to be reached, but a recent traveler, Miss Bay Oliver, spoke up for the Guatemalan transport system.

"Pullman buses are unbelievable," Miss Oliver enthused.

"They snot on Greyhound in so many ways, it's actually incredibly embarrassing. One small example is that, none of the patrons are clinically insane," she said.

"On top of that, the air-conditioning doesn't recycle 5-hour-old farts as you can open the windows, the drivers only stop to pick up passengers then keep moving (unlike Greyhound drivers who spend 20 minutes smoking, looking around and scratching their nuts) and there are food vendors that jump on and off providing tasty, locally-made treats to passengers."

After arriving safe and sound in Xela from Guatemala City Miss Oliver declared she would definitely ride the Pullman bus again, and would even consider a chicken bus if the trip was short.


1. Mick on August 24, 2009

The only downside to this great service by Pullman that I can see would be the eternity it takes to cover such short distances when comparing how fast the greyhound runs....

But it's always about the journey.

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Bay's career has been many and varied due to a penchant for traveling the world. After completing a double degree in Business Management and Journalism at the University of Queensland in 2002 she was lucky enough to land herself a job at Brisbane's Quest Community Newspapers. A year of roving reporting brought the epiphany that journalism and Bay didn't jive.
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