Combis de la Muerte – Combis of death. The combi is the ubiquitous form of public transport in Lima Peru. These are small van type buses operated by self employed drivers, small companies and sometimes larger operations although the larger operations would deny the muerte bit. There are also moto-taxis which are like motorised rickshaws on the outskirts; these are banned in the affluent municipalities such as Miraflores, Magdalena del Mar, San Isidro et al. The moto-taxi thrives north of Callao and around Ventanilla – they are dangerous but quite lovely to look at. I will seek a picture.
Back to combis. My first visit to Lima figures the combi in all its battered glory, sadly few no good pictures. The really are bad examples are being banned so I might have to resort to archives to show any. Meanwhile below are a few snaps I have.
This is a smarter one – not a combi.
The above seen on Jose Pardo.
This is a link worth visiting for mototaxis