A lot of Americans don’t really understand public transportation because they don’t have to use it in a culture that’s predominantly based on car transportation. The bus is always an interesting experience in Mexico and in lots of other countries as well because both young and old use the bus! It’s an opportunity to interact with locals and see people’s lives as they go by outside the window. This bus trip was no exception (see links below). Early on in the bus ride, a man got on making a loud appeal for help with medical costs and later, a little boy got on with a brand new puppy which he bottle fed in the seat ahead of ours.
In this video, Jace gets on the bus and takes a seat. His task for the day was to find his way on the bus without our help, so we sat in the seats ahead of his. In the end, this particular bus took a route I’d never seen before and we ended up in a series of tunnels, one right after the other, so I told Jace I’d help him figure out when to get off the bus. Unfortunately though, I missed all the downtown stops so we ended up on Panoramica on our way BACK to Marfil, circling the city with only 15 minutes to get to his first Spanish class at the Adelita Spanish Language School. So we got off the bus at a random stop and headed down steep stairwells into the city winding through tiny little alleys barely big enough to walk through single file. And we made it to the school with 2 minutes to spare, mostly by asking people for directions to Embajadoras (the neighborhood where the school is located).