Mexican bus entertainment
22 March 2011 | Bandaras Bay
We are waiting in Bandaras Bay where Puerto Vallarta and La Cruz are, for our FM3 visa's to come in. This visa will allow us to stay in Mexico for up to a year before renewing the visa. That means we don't have to leave the country every 6 months.
In the meantime, we are going from place to place around the bay and using the local bus system to get from point A to B. I love the buses here. They can be frusterating when you can't tell which bus goes where, but also they can be fun as the most unusual people and entertainers board at any given time. Some of them sell things like calendars, books or cotton candy and chips, while some of them entertain. They get on for a few miles, sing a few songs, collect a few pesos and then they get off presumably to board the next bus and repeat the process while trying to make a living.
Each time it happens, Ian and I sit and grin at each other. No matter if they are 'talented' or not, it makes us happy to see them and we always make sure to give them a few pesos. Sometimes we are pleasantly surprised when they belt out a beautiful song and we actually have heard it before.
It really makes riding the transit here much more enjoyable and interesting. Now if we could only figure out why some buses have such comfy seats while others make your teeth rattle...
I've added a few photos in a gallery of Bus entertainment and hope to add to it while we are in Mexico.