What about your saucepans
Ten years in the life of a British woman
living in the Dominican Republic

What does 'Guagua' mean?

Find out what Guagua means. Guagua is explained by Lindsay de Feliz - author of What about your saucepans


This is the Dominican Spanish Word for a bus. They tend to be bigger than a mini bus but smaller than a coach. Some are air conditioned, but many are not. They have set routes, but will pick up and set down wherever you like. Each bus has a driver and a conductor who will tell the driver when to stop and collect the fares from the passengers. The guaguas are often overcrowded, always have music blaring out, and it is not unusual to be sitting next to a chicken or a duck, as well as a person.

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"...Guaguad myself smiling all the time. Whenever I caught the Guagua (bus) everyone would greet me when I clambered on, and I greeted them back. The Guagua picks you up on the road wherever you are, and lets you off wherever you want to get off. There is no need ..."

"...Guaguaart from the frustrations I had, we laughed from morning to night. We took the children to the zoo, going on the Guagua into the capital, and we would go to the beach on Sunday and stuff our faces with pulpo, octopus mixed with tomatoes and onions, lime juice and ..."

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"I LOVED this book! What an insight into life in a Dominican village. So many of us expats who live..."

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