wonder what would have happened if the driver didnt stop. That is supposed to be part of the safety of CDS, is not stopping. I would take a gander that they knew CDS had tourists with valuables on board. dont think they would have stopped a bus that had cargo on the roof. A member here, "Roger from the US", recenly asked about a trip to Cuzco on a bus. i now have my doubts
BTW, dont think they will post it on their fb page.
It's easy to stop a bus. Just roll a few big rocks on the road or park a car accross the road.
The news that $50000 worth of stuff got stolen on a bus full of tourists unfortunately makes it sound that all tourists have a lot of valuables and makes robbing tourist buses a lucrative 'business'.
Tourists easily spend a few thousand $$$ on a 2 or 3 weeks trip to Peru and Peru is a cheap vacation destination but tourists forget that for the same money they spend in a few weeks, a Peruvian has to slave himself out a whole year working 6 days a week 12 hours a day and has to support his elderly parents, his children and himself with that money.
Peruvians aren't idiots. Most Peruvians have friends and family members that live abroad so they know that people in Europe and the US make a lot more money and have to work far less for that. Even if they don't work the wellfare office gives them enough money to live off.
Many tourists arrive in Lima and stay in nice hotels and eat in nice restaurants in Miraflores or San Isidro and
they consider the prices very affordable compared to back home. And they see all those nice flatbuildings, restaurants, nice cars, exclusive shops in Miraflores and San Isidro and have the impression that people live nice in Peru.
But they should pay a visit to the home of the waitress that served their 25 soles cocktail, the roommaid that cleaned their 500 soles a night room at the Marriot or the shop attendant who sold them a 375 soles pair of shoes. They don't live in San Isidro or Miraflores but they travel everyday on an overcrowed combi to get there. They will encounter a whole family living in a two bed flat with 3 locks on the door and located in a street in El Agustino where all buildings are clad with graffiti. Welcome to ''the hood''.