If you're planning to travel in Peru by bus, you might be wondering what to do with your bags during long journeys. Do you put everything in the baggage compartment below decks? Will they strap your bag to a dusty roof using a withered piece of rope? Do you try to squeeze your backpack between your legs?
Well, if you travel with the better bus companies, you don't need to worry about rooftop shenanigans. All of the major long-distance companies have adequate storage space for bags in the luggage compartment, as well as overhead compartments above the passengers. But are they secure? Can you trust the baggage handlers? Should you sleep with one eye open...?
If you're looking for answers to these questions, read Luggage on Buses in Peru.
As for the photo above, that bus is a long, long way from the standards of companies such as Cruz del Sur, Ormeño and Movil Tours. Who knows what lurks within that particular luggage compartment...