Two months travelling through 7 countries always with good friendly service and no complaints was the record for my trip. Well 2 days into the 3rd month and the 8th country I finally found a place with service so bad that by the time I finished my over priced beer (about 2.20, 1st time I paid over 1.50 since I left the US) they still hadn’t taken my order so I went down the street where I did get served.
The honor goes to Costa Rica Which I have already purchased my bus ticket to leave in the morning for Panama so I will have just over 48 hrs in the country, only shorter time was the 2 hr transit through Honduras which I purposely skipped due to time constraints so I could spend more time in CR, well now Panama gets the extra time.
I intended to do a rant on how Central America has solved the problem of transportation for the general public without costing the government one single penny, while Canada can not even consider doing that as it would put the 50 K/yr MTO enforcement officers that count the band-aids in the first aid kits of buses out of a job, but no one, not in the industry, would see it from my point of view so why bother. I will just say after first hand experience on the chicken buses I could find no problems with drivers or maintenance and they are getting the job done while in Canada with the exception of the major cities public transportation is a over priced joke and Canadians think they are so much better than down here but the truth is NOT.
Off the soap box now and off to Panama in the morning.