Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Introduction of Bus Stop Antigua

First of all, welcome to Bus Stop Antigua and thank you for visiting the blog. What is Bus Stop Antigua? you ask. It is your one stop for all information related to traveling around Antigua via bus. It was borne from the realization that I knew nothing about the local public transportation with the exception of traveling from where I lived to town, St. John's and back.

Over a one year period, my car had been repossessed twice, was out of commission at least once or was needed by a family member. I had to rely on public transportation and it was in these situations that I realized I didn't know the following
  • The bus numbers to take to get to where I live from St. John's
  • The cost of the fare to travel from where I live to St. John's
  • The cost of the fare to travel at night
  • At what time it was considered night
 It was late 2012, when I was talking with family members that I realized that I was not the only person who knew very little about traveling around Antigua by bus. It was also in that moment that the idea for Bus Stop Antigua came to be.

Who is Bus Stop Antigua for? It's for you,
  • the local who may drives or have been driven who now finds themselves without a vehicle;
  • the new resident who is still trying to make their way around Antigua;
  • the visitor who is either looking for a cheaper way to travel around Antigua or wants to have an adventure and really see life through the eyes of the locals;
  • the local who only knows their bus home but wants to visit a different village.
 The website is simple to use, just select the village or residential area from the drop down menu on the homepage or the top right hand corner of all the pages. You will be directed to the appropriate bus route or a page that will give you options of  bus routes. Bus Stop Antigua is a work in progress so expect to find new features as we grow.

What should you expect from this blog? Expect interesting information such as the following:
  • Pictures taken around Antigua;
  • Monthly looks at books written by Antiguan writers;
  • Information on what's going on in Antigua;
  • Fun stuff produced by Antiguans
  • Updates on the Bus Stop Antigua site
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