Thought for the day…..” If communication is the key, then why not open the door?”.
” If you can never manage to be happy where you are at, you will never be happy wherever you go’.
A crowded colourful local bus in Apia, capital of Samoa for the photo today. Samoa is made up of 7 main islands, and its residents (which number around 200 000) are known as ‘the happy people’. It became independent from New Zealand (2900km away from Samoa) in 1962, although still maintains strong ties. Often hot and humid, it experiences frequent typhoons and earthquakes. Buses leave when VERY full, and then stop anywhere. And if you want to bring a large bag, then good luck !!
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Thought for the day…” Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ” (Winston Churchill).
So the new cycle has been sent back to Germany by the idiots at DB Schenker, who refused to deliver it the last few kilometres in Sweden, and who have now transported it all the way back to Germany. Off to court next week to get the matter into court, hopefully then DB Schenker/GLS will reply to emails and to court papers.
Staying in Central America for the photo today, but in Guatemala this time. Nice photo of the famous ‘chicken buses lined up in Antigua, Guatemala. They get their name because often chickens and other live animals are also transported on them, not only on the roof but also inside the buses. The buses also drive at high speed, and it is not uncommon to see a crashed bus by the side of the road. Antigua is surrounded by volcanoes and coffee plantations and is now a popular tourist destination. Also popular in this area are the chocolate shops, as Antigua produces some very good chocolate and cocoa.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell, and not missing the managers there at all.
Thought for the day….” When dreaming of the future, don’t let the present slip by.”
Pakistan again for the photo today, and to a typical Pakistani scene, the colourful local buses. Pakistan has a population of about 177 million, and more than 60 different languages are spoken (Urdu being the main language). Many of the buses have separate enclosed areas only for women, and often separate entrances for men and women. The local bus stations are great for getting colourful and unusual photos, as each bus is decorated differently. The drivers are prowd to show off their buses too.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.