Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Uh, This Seems Sketchy

Today I went with Hugo (our house Father) and two of my housemates to a jade store he knew of a town away. The prices were much better there. So we hopped on a chicken bus. It was awesome! It felt like a cross between riding the bus to school and being on a party bus. Each bus is painted differently by the bus owner, and the owner of the bus has free reign to decorate it as he pleases. They also often play Latino music really loud. The whole experience was surreal (not unlike most things I’ve experienced in Antigua). Here’s a picture from inside the bus.

The bus dropped us off on a random street corner and we walked a block or so to this nondescript door. Hugo knocked on it, which surprised all of us. It really did look so sketchy. I asked Hugo if he was sure he wasn’t sending us into the sex trade. And he said, “Not sure. When the door opens, Otono (my Spanish name), you go first.” HA! But when the door did open, we saw this beautiful jewelry showroom. It was very cool and the prices were reasonable…but getting there and back was interesting.


At Tuesday, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Alowetta said...

Sweet! I want a bus like that!!!

At Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Aspen said...

Hugo has a sense of humor! HAHA!


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