Monday, April 30, 2012

Tourist bus on a country road

I was a little surprised to see a large tour bus rumbling down a dirt country road.  I suspect that the bus was filled with tourists who are staying at the J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort, which can be reached farther down this road.

At some point they will probably pave the road.  I doubt that there are many luxury J.W. Marriott Resorts in the world that can be reached only on an unpaved road.

Like tourist vans, the bus has a sign "tourismo" on the bumper that identifies it as a bus for tourists, not Ticos.  I do not know why they mark tourist buses and vans that way, except perhaps to inform Ticos about how many tourists are being driven around the country, spending money to support the local economy.  I will show you an example of one of the benefits of tourism in the days ahead.

This week we are showing photos of some of the temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Angkor Wat, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

5 comments:

Lowell said...

At first glance, it is a bit jarring to see such a bus on a little dirt road. But your explanation makes a lot of sense. It looks so nice and green there.

Sharon said...

That blue bus really stands out against all that green.

Jarart said...

That would look a bit out of place but you never know where a tourist bus might show up these days. I have never been in one and hope I never have to.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

there is much charm in an unpaved country road though

Kathy said...

This dirt road looks better than some of the ones around here. It appears to be much wider and smoother than one we take when we go the back way to town (which is actually a bit shorter but the red dirt really trashes your vehicle). I imagine this one might be a bit sloppy during the rainy season.

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