We have been learning about how to get around town. It has been quite the journey. I wanted to learn about the city bus that could take us to the kids school. I had been given a bus number to catch and so began asking where to catch this bus. I walked with the kids to a more major road about 15 minutes away. We waited 30 to 45 minutes for bus 42 to come by. After that we realized that bus 40 was the one we really needed, and several of those had already gone by. We got on the bus and about 5 minutes later the bus drove RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE. I guess that is all part of learning about getting around town.
Another way to get around town is with taxis. We are still in the process of figuring out what fares are supposed to be. When I was trying to get to the office to find out about our internet and telephone hookup I asked a man at the bus stop how much a cab would be to the internet office, to which he responded ohh…don’t do that, just walk over that way under the free way to the round about, cross the round about and get a little white car, then get a car rapid which will pass right in front of the internet companies offices. This was tiring, but did end up being much less expensive. The little white cars are actually called Clandos (short for clandestined), not a good report on the condition of the vehicles. 🙂
We are learning much still about how to get around town and what challenges we might face. On friday night we were riding in a taxi on the way to and from dinner at some fellow missionaries house. We ended up driving through a portion of the freeway that was flooded with water and sewage, both going and coming.
Please continue to pray for our family as we adjust to this new culture or way of life. It can definitely be stressful and tiring.