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Mexico Travel Myth #4: I'll Have to Share the Bus With Chickens

By November 5, 2012

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Mexico is becoming a student travel mecca -- it's always registered high on the indie travel radar, but backpackers are flocking South now for some truly good hostels, colonial grandeur, and Mexico sun and sand. Many myths abound about Mexico travel, though; let's debunk a few of the top Mexico travel myths...

Mexico has excellent safe and cheap long haul in-country buses, as well as a plethora of local buses ranging from not-so-converted school buses to beauty mini-vans and VW van collectivos, or shared taxis. "Chicken" buses are thus named because they head to and from rural locales and it's possible to suspect such buses thus occasionally host an animal or two, but livestock-on-bus sightings are far less common (like, seldom seen) than some travel guides would have you believe. Learn more:

Related Reading: Beginner's Mexico Travel Guide | Mexico Travel Planning FAQ | Mexico on $25 a Day | Mexico Travel Photos | Driving in Mexico Photo © Kathleen Crislip | Student Travel blog home
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