Combis de la Muerte

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.

Bus at the Ovalo Miraflores

Bus at the Ovalo Miraflores

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a smarter one – not a combi.

Old US school bus, Jose Pardo

Old US school bus, Jose Pardo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the more typical combi de la muerte

This is the more typical combi de la muerte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above seen on Jose Pardo.

This is a link worth visiting for mototaxis

About Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes. Childhood spent in Milford-on-Sea. Now lives in West Bay Bridport (recent move)Educated in Art Schools - Winchester, Birmingham and Portsmouth. Worked as art administrator: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Midland Group, Nottingham; West Midlands Arts, Birmingham; Gateshead Garden Festival; Arts Council; Minories Art Gallery, Colchester; West Midland Arts. Also involved with the former Limpets Restaurant. Keen sailor.
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