第二十三天:公共巴士上的奇景

今早六點半出發坐公巴前往危地馬拉城。首次坐雞巴士 (domestic bus), 誠惶誠恐的,怕它遲來 (或不來)、怕它開得慢耽誤我們的行程(去尼加拉瓜的巴士會下午一點在危地馬拉城開出,可我們還沒有買車票呀) …

結果車準時到來;我們把背包放到車頂後就上車打算找個好位置;誰知一個空位都沒有,眼前的是一片人山人海 - 我從未意識到一輛巴士可超載到這個地步 - 明明是左右兩邊的二人座位,本應合共可供四個乘客坐,結果六人坐下來,連走廊位都全然佔據著!每一排座位都一樣!

我們"嘩"完後覺著過癮非常,就和 local 們合力把巴士繼續擠得水泄不通。很搞笑,當我仍尷尬地站在六位座客中間勉強留下的罅隙和努力尋找座位時,一位大叔站起來,別誤會,他不是要讓位,他要下車呀!我低頭左顧右盼,量度著他可越過我再到車頭下車的可能性… 盤算著之際,他竟霸王硬上弓的向我走過來,而且… 而且他真可擠出空位跨過去!原來這車並非超載,反而是還未滿座呢!

此刻猶如給那大叔掏空了的我(主要是他的熟練和鬆容不迫,也因他越過我時力度頗大),望著還在車頭擠不進來的黃Glenn ,大家都笑了,而且笑得很開懷!

在危地馬拉,我到過瑪雅族古城遺址和活火山、站過在流動的溶岩旁、感受過萬千蝙蝠在我身邊飛出山洞,當中件件難忘;然而和本地人的接觸與互動也同樣珍貴。現在想起在安提瓜 (Antigua) 熱情的老伯伯們落力地邀請我們一起拍照聊天 (儘管言語不通),還有今早的巴士奇景,我們仍是會回心微笑:)

就是因為有不同的文化,這世界才如此有趣味。

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5 Comments

  1. Leslie says:

    It was a little difficult to understand The translation but i just want to say 'i miss you!'

  2. Chiu Siu Mui says:

    Hi Kafei,

    Just dropped by and realized that I have missed to read your marvelous journey diary. So compared with people in Mainland China, who are more skillful in squashing into the bus?

    Look foward to reading more of your stories :D

    Chiu Siu Mui

  3. 霏 her says:

    Leslie: this is sweet! And guess what? Me too! I hope all is well in Toronto! I miss my time there so much!! Must come back and catch up with you all!!!

    Chiu Siu Mui: welcome to our blog! Ya read when you have time so you know how we are doing! I guess no one in the world can beat the Guatemalan.. I was seriously impressed!!

  4. Ray says:

    Love how you guys describe the experience, it's certainly tough to have a partner who share the same passion and both of you seem to really cherish the journey… Keep it up and have fun!

  5. Nancy says:

    Hi finally catch up with you, it's so exciting to read your journals! like pleasant getaway from dull daily routines… will follow you all way to see the world… have fun and take care. Nancy

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