China’s New Buses are Basically Huge TranVia Trains

Yeah, yeah, yeah…. The TranVia, once completed will be nice…. and new “smart” bus systems and electric buses would be great….

How about a two-fer? A Bus-Train Hybrid? Even better, one that you can drive ‘under’ or that can drive ‘over’ traffic that stops cars?
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We first heard about this last spring, and amazingly, the Chinese have already built and implemented the thing!

New Route 27 Images: North and South Radiales

Note to members: I’m making these updates available to you first, but the PDFs will be updated in a few days. When I’ve updated the PDFs, then I’ll make this visible to the public.

The 27 has been split into to two radiales, so now there are two different Linéas 27, one going from El Centro north and the other goes from El Centro south.

I will soon list these as “Linéa 27 Radial Norte” or “Linéa 27 Radial Sur” on the left menu.

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27 – Radial Norte

Route 27 — Radial Norte
Line 27 – Radial Norte NORTH 1 of 2
Line 27 — Radial Norte NORTH 2 of 2
Line 27 — Radial Norte SOUTH 1 of 2
Line 27 – Radial Norte SOUTH 2 of 2


27 Radial Sur

Route 27 — Radial Sur
Linea 27 — Radial Sur NORTH 1 of 2
Line 27 – Radial Sur NORTH 2 of 2
Line 27 Radial Sur SOUTH 1 of 2
Line 27 Radial Sur SOUTH 2 of 2

Collection of Map Updates from the City of Cuenca

The updates have been published to; they aren’t complete, just an inset of the individual routes’ changes in El Centro, but it should help you update your atlas with a highlighter!

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Hey Ecuador Bloggers! Wanna’ Trade Links?

Do you have a blog about your life in Ecuador and especially in Cuenca, I’d like to list your blog on my site!

A big part in making this site and our service known is to get our name out there to all the other people looking to move to Ecuador and are in the “RESEARCH ALL THE THINGS!” mode; those people are already reading your blog!

So how about we help each other out? I’ll list a link to your blog on my site (on the bottom right of every page and post) for a link to my site on your blog! By linking to each other, we’re helping search engines understand the context of our sites and that will help both of our site appear when people search for Ecuador and Cuenca.

It can be a simple text link or you can use this nifty badge as widget!

<a href=””><img src=”” alt=”Cuenca Bus Sherpa” title=”The go-to resource for Cuencanos, tourists, and expats on how to navigate the Cuenca bus system effectively” style=”border:0px solid black;max-width:100%;” width=”204″ border=”0″ height=”auto”/>

Simply copy and paste this code into a text box on your widgets page and my link will appear like this on the sidebar of your blog:
Cuenca Bus Sherpa
Also, if you have any stories or experiences about navigating Cuenca’s local buses, send them to me! I’d love to have guest post on our blog!

Contact me and I will reciprocate in kind and we’ll all help each other with our rankings on the search engines!