Chicken Bus Roads


One common denominator of developing country travel is chicken bus roads.
No matter where you go in the world, if you get off the tourist trail and out into the places where the regular people live, work and travel, you will find yourself on a chicken bus road.

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8 thoughts on “Chicken Bus Roads

  1. Gene Wallace


    Again thanks so much for keeping me on the mailing list, it means much. The best to you and Steph.

  2. Hayden

    Wow…Chicken Bus Road would scare the “chicken s**t” out of me! What a series of photos and what a fantastic story. This trip and your rig you guys built has to be one of the most high tech machines out there. I bet when you pull into a town, and people see you guys with all your digital gear, they must wonder what planet you came from! Your photo work and writings are one of the highlights of my weeks. Keep it up. I am sharing this with everyone I know…

  3. Steph

    And sometimes, they are called chicken bus roads because a game of chicken will ensue at some point along the journey. Luckily for us, we never had to play the game. We found most drivers understand the concept of “we’re all in this together” so they, and we, made the decision to pull over and let others by when necessary. It was a very rough ride at times, but so worth it to see what we saw, especially the smiling faces of the people we passed.

  4. Melody

    LOL I hate to say this, but I have ridden on one of those buses before. And funny enough, a chicken Ford Escort. It had geese in it instead of chickens. Believe me when I say you have not lived until one of them honks in your ear when you are passing a semi on a windy day. You no longer worry about the mess they might make as you are praying you didn’t/aren’t going to make one yourself. 😉

  5. craig

    As Arlo Guthrie said, “Luckily I didn’t go into the mountain, I went over the cliff.
    I was doing 150 miles an hour sideways and 500 feet down at the same time….”

  6. Jimmy Sones

    Chicken bus roads……..ONLY ON A MOTORCYCLE!
    Tell Tetsu he can camp ANYWHERE on the BAJA….

  7. Dennis

    Our lastest chicken bus road was from Batopilas to Creel in the SportsMobile. Jimmy’s right, next time – ONLY ON A MOTORCYCLE!

    Great story, Overlanding at it’s best.