Apparently some of the local birds have a habit of making a nuisance of themselves by pulling off the rubber parts of cars, such as the windshield wipers. In order to protect their vehicles, drivers have placed tree fronds or colorful zip ties on their cars to keep the birds away. Interesting idea.
We also noticed a lot of lean-to type structures off the side of the road. Not sure if these were intended to be bus stops or something else, but it seemed like a good way to keep out of the sun while you are waiting.