Travelling by bus is the most common means of transport in Latin-American among locals and budget-travelers. Sometimes it will become necessary to do something valuable during your arrival at a bus terminal and the arrival of the bus you want to travel with. There is a lot to do. Even smaller terminals are well equipped with bistros, restaurants and other shops. You could go for a meal or buy some snacks, have a coffee or do what I did a couple of times: (street) bus-terminal photography.
There is an immense turnover of people each day in bigger terminals like Quitumbe in the south of Quito. From here almost all destinations to the rest of the country and international destinations can be reached. Hence there is a lot to see, and to shoot. I have seen people carrying cages with chicken, sacks of vegetables and rice, furniture and kids on both arms. These places can be hectic and therefore dangerous as pickpockets claim their territory. So be sure you have a second pair of eyes watching around when you shoot.
As I was alone that night I did not take out my expensive gear, but my little, pink 100€-Samsung. Additionally, it was a low-light situation and my ISOs exploded. Still I tried to be a good Street Photographer and captured moments.
What do you do when you need to wait for busses or other means of transport? I guess taking pictures is a great way to kill the time in a meaningful and valuable way. But I am eager to read your recommendations as the next trip is just a few months away.