Monday, July 2, 2007

Welcome Back to Bolivia

On the cab ride from the airport, four taxis (including mine) arrived at an intersection at exactly the same time. All four sped into the intersection until each had to stop, inches from the drivers side door of the taxi that had entered from its right. None could move forward. In Bolivia, you only need four cars to make a traffic jam. And if only one car had had the patience to wait until another car passed, everyone would have gotten by faster.

For anyone who wants to understand Bolivia, the lesson is there, five minutes from the airport gate.

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