The Wheels on the Bus Go 'Round & Round'
Without thinking twice the lady in the seat in front of me drops her plastic Fresca bottle out of the bus window. To my left I can see Volanco Momotombo. The air is filled with the smell of smoke from the burning palms; it’s the “smell” of Nicaragua. A pop song I recognize (but can’t recall the name of) is blaring from the speakers.
As the bus slows to pick up more passengers, ahead in the distance I see a herd of 50 or more cattle blocking the road. The driver approaches slowly, honks the horn and plows through the herd, nearly missing a few of the lazy ones.
Two seats ahead of me a Gringo lady with heavily black lined lids cuddles with her little white dog; he seems to be enjoying the ride. She’s seated with a local guy. This is the 2nd time I’ve seen this couple while traveling on the bus and I wonder what their story is.
The windows are down, but the breeze blowing in is balmy. The frequent stop and go motion of the bus makes me feel nauseous and a little bit dizzy. Finally, we arrive at our destination. As I stand up the back of my legs are sticky with sweat and I think to myself how crazy and amazing it is that I am living in Nicaragua!
Posted on December 30, 2011, in Daily Life and tagged bus ride, expat, Expat in Nicaragua, gringo, Leon, Living in Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Adventure, Poneloya, Volcano Momotombo. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.