Saturday, May 19, 2012

Things I've Seen on the Bus

This little jar represents 134 bus rides (since January-ish), transportation around a city of 2 million at about 60 cents a ride, and a grand total of nearly $75 spent in transportation in the past 4-5 months.  Can't beat that!  There are other ways to get around town, whether it's taxi or having your own vehicle (which are both very expensive options), but my secret is that I love the bus.  I'm sure many of my friends think I'm crazy for this, but I have had some great experiences riding the bus. 

On the bus, I have seen:
-a saxophonist playing Chiquitita
-two rappers advertising a rap-off
- a man telling jokes/funny stories
-many guitarists singing in Guarani (the co-national language in Paraguay)
-a man playing the guitar AND pan pipes
-people sleeping and waking up right where they want to get off (I'm told this is a learned skill)
-80+ people in a bus with only 45 seats
-people selling  6 oz Cokes
-people selling fruit: pears, apples, plums, pineapples
-people selling chipa (a cheese-y afternoon snack)
-people hanging out the doors--over an overpass even!  (I was nervous, and inside the bus!!)
-two hippies advertising for the vegetarian lifestyle
-a man with one hand playing the guitar

And much, much more! 

1 comment:

Melissa G. said...

Wow, you never know what you are going to see on the bus!