No, this isn’t a post about Manchester United.

After posting about the buses in London, I thought Panama’s “Diablos Rojos” deserved a mention.  I don’t have any photos of my own but found lots on the Net, including this one on another blog.


These are old yellow school buses imported from the US and “redecorated.” The volume of the salsa music blaring out of every orifice has to be heard to be believed. The buses are a very colorful part of life in Panama, especially in Panama City.

They still use these old buses to some extent in Costa Rica as well, but the Ticos don’t decorate them – or play the loud music! Panamanians in general are noisy.  When I first moved there, I thought that many people who were just speaking to each other were arguing!