The transportation here in Lima has been an experience for sure. I only live two blocks from school, so that is never an issue. Some other people on this dialogue live thirty minutes away on foot, so I’m lucky to live where I do.
The traffic here is absolutely insane. When I moved from California to Boston, I thought the drivers there were crazy, but here Lima they are much worse. It is almost like there are no rules and people honk here more than they do in Boston. But since I’m able to walk almost everywhere, I don’t mind. But despite the bold behavior by the drivers, I am yet to see an accident.
There is also no subway system here because of the frequent earthquakes. Lima is on the “Ring of Fire”, so earthquakes are very common here, and a subway system has a potential to become very dangerous in an earthquake situation.
Because there is no subway system, the buses are very crowded, but they seem to work well. Lima is a huge city, but the people here have definitely learned how to get where they need to be.