El Amarillo (The Yellowman)

El Amarillo (The Yellowman) is Cuba’s creation to facilitate hitchhiking and it is considered the most economical for travellers to move within the island. Named after the color of the uniforms, the yellowpersons (because women are also taking this job) are in charge of puntos de recogida (pickup points) where state-owned vehicles are required to stop and collect hitchhikers in accordance with their destination. When the Amarillo is present, travellers are to pay a cheap fee when they get picked up.

Originally published in en.escambray.cu

 

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