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Howard Thurman

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More Key Learnings

  • Small groups of women here smiling, laughing and enjoying small things reminds me that girlfriends can make all the difference in a day.
  • Always keep your rice in the freezer in hot climates.
  • Whatever law in much of the world that prevents people from having different crazy horn sounds is a good one.  Everyone here tries to get the next best wild sounding horn and now that real emergency sirens are used nobody pays attention because they think it's someones horn.
  • Always carry a handful of toilet paper in your backpack.
  • A family of 5 can easily ride on a motorcycle.
  • It is possible for one man to walk through 3 lanes of traffic and parked cars carrying a large dining room table (wooden) and 4 chairs on top of his head.  He was right next to us so a photo wasn't appropriate.
  • When the bus is full just hold onto the outside.  When the outside is full hold onto the back of a truck headed the same direction.  Photo below.
  • It is also possible for two men to carry parts from an entire car at one time.  We've seen these carts (below) for a long time and it's amazing what they can haul - even up the side of the mountain!
  • Most of my observations and photos come from spending way too much time stuck in traffic!

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