Sunday, September 19, 2010

Basseterre Bus Buzz

Public transportation can be torturous in many bustling meccas but it doesn't appear to be a problem in St. Kitts capital city of Basseterre.  You see, the public transportation consists of privately-owned mini buses lovingly painted with slogans and names that reflect the owner's sensibilities. How can you have a rough ride when the bus is emblazoned with "honesty? " I think just watching these moving murals is enough to brighten your day.



I'd hop in this angelic white van just because I believe that its name would bring only good things.



This is my personal favorite, because the heartfelt emotions of this phrase resonates in all cultures.



This flashy display makes me think that the owner is a gregarious extrovert.



The owner's name hovers over the slogan  of this bus in a way that suggests that perhaps he's joined the cut-throat competition.


This says a lot about the owner's outlook.



I really like the style of this slogan because whether you're driving a bus or not, you always want to stay in the mix!

12 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

It's the first time I've come across captions that are so funny and wise at the same time. What would we do without you and your travelogues? Another piece of fine writing.

Greetings from London.

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

These photos give such great insights into both the individual van owners and the culture of St Kitts. Makes getting from "here" to "there" a little more festive!

Fly Girl said...

Cubano, many thanks, I'm glad you enjoy traveling with me!

Heather, yes, these buses really reflect St. Kitts culture, it's fascinating isn't it?

Mary R said...

This is exactly the kind of detail I love to know about a place. It really adds another dimension beyond ordinary scenery! Great job collecting photos of them...

I would get into the white van comfortably too...

Fly Girl said...

Mary, this is my favorite type of cultural element too. It speaks so much about the people.

eden said...

Fascinating, indeed! And I would love to take a seat in the white van .

Fly Girl said...

Eden, the white ban seems to be the most popular! Nothing can compete with God!

Catherine said...

lovely sequence of slogans - have they got the great sounds to match - I remember the music vividly from travelling around St Lucia...

Fly Girl said...

Catherine, they have the sounds! I came home with 3 CDs of roots reggae, including a local Kittitan standout. You've given me an idea for my next post! Thanks!

Ekua said...

They do this in Ghana too!

Fly Girl said...

Ekua,
I know, African customs remain strong in the Carribean.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I like the slogan style they have.