Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Just Get on the Bus
One thing that added to the group dynamic is that because we were always running behind schedule we ended up putting meals off until later. It made sense in a logistics sort of way, but it wasn't that great for morale.
That is why moments like this one were great. I finally got ahold of my favorite Mexican apple soda, Lift.
The bus was a funny part of the adventure. We had to sit and wait after it broke down and some guys came out to fix it. Luckily for us they worked very quickly. There were also 2 incidents right when we first got into the city where the driver tried to turn onto roads and was unable to fit because of trucks that were parked close to the corner. In both cases he kept trying to go back and forth, sometimes bumping the road signs in front of us, the cars behind, or the trucks to the side. In the end the traffic all around us just had to wait until our guide went into the businesses and found the owner of the truck and ask him to move.
On the way home we hit a construction barrel and were dragging it for awhile. It was really late and dark and Brandon had to go out under the bus and literally kick it out. He was the hero once again and was covered with dirt to prove he had earned the title. There was also an interesting moment when without any explanation the driver just pulled to the side of the road and the guide, Alejandro got out. The driver shut off the headlights and we all just waited and felt confused. After a couple of minutes the guide got back and we headed out on our way again. I figure that it had something to do with the extra large lemonade I had seen him drink but one of the students referred to it as a cultural tradition.
The rest of these photos are just random things that we saw.
This girl was having her quinceñera and was getting out of a limo when we first saw her. Rocky thought she was a princess so we got a photo with her. Who needs Disneyland?
On Saturday there was a huge protest of young people against Peña Nieto. They said that there were around 500,000 people there. We saw some of them coming and going and the streets were completely full.
Posted by Marci at 12:19 PM