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Old 11-13-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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Same with the buses in Africa, lol. I never realized how big Greyhound seats were until had to attempt to squeeze into one exactly 30 cm wide.
When I was in Africa, there were very few buses. Usually, just passengers standing up and holding on to the rollover bars in the back of a Peugeot pickup truck. Passengers didn't like buses much, because they were too heavy to push when they got stuck on muddy roads. East Africa had some buses, but I don't remember any at all in West Africa.

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Old 11-14-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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When I was in Africa, there were very few buses. Usually, just passengers standing up and holding on to the rollover bars in the back of a Peugeot pickup truck. Passengers didn't like buses much, because they were too heavy to push when they got stuck on muddy roads. East Africa had some buses, but I don't remember any at all in West Africa.
I should add that I was in Uganda. Bus travel and boda bodas were the main means of travel, it appeared, and boda bodas didn't get you very far since they stayed locally. Private taxis were waaaayyyy too expensive--to go six hours was $180, whereas on a bus it was $7.50
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