I spend at least an hour a day in traffic while I am manuvuering around the city. There are no real predictable patterns to the traffic here, so you never know if you are avoiding "rush hour," or if you are pulling right into it at 9:30 AM or 8:15 PM. Traffic is just one of those things you have to accept as part of life here. I try to find things to do...like keeping track of the most random things people sell on the street or trying to translate billboards. I also bring my camera with me everywhere I go now so that I can capture the sometimes hilarious things you see in traffic.
Last week, I had the best day in traffic since I've gotten here. Here are just a few examples of the great things I saw:
I wish I had stopped laughing sooner so I could have taken a better picture. Unfortunately, he was moving fast...so you'll have to take my word on this one. The guy on the motorcycle is wearing a New Kids On The Block jacket. How awesome is that?!
As I was leaving my Spanish classes the other day, I had to wait to turn so that this herd of goats could pass. I'm not exactly sure why there is a herd of goats in the middle of the city, especially since it is the dry season and grass is hard to come by around here. But whatever the reason, I truly enjoyed hanging out with these kids for a few minutes.
Kidnapping in Progess
You can't tell very well because of my tinted windows, but that is a man's head sticking out of that back window. It is a life-sized pinata of someone from The Incredibles (or in Spanish, Los Increibles).
I also saw the bicycle man and the guy who juggles oranges on stilts on that same day, but I didn't have time to take a picture. Next time, I promise.