I'm not sure how many times we may have mentioned this on the blog, but Tegus is really at its best on Sunday. The town is so quiet! The traffic is light, and the people who are out on the road aren't in a hurry, not tailgating or honking, they're just driving, and will get where they're going eventually, if not before.
So, of course a Sunday during Semana Santa is just compounded loveliness...it's Sunday-quiet plus half the normal Sunday drivers are out of town...it's the perfect day for a Tour of Tegus!
Which is exactly what we did on the first Sunday of Semana Santa.
It was Chris' idea, that we should take advantage of the lack of traffic to drive around and snap pictures of some of the places in Tegus. I decided that not only would we take the "touristy" type places (such as they are...) but also some of our more often-visited haunts as well. I lived in London for 4 months 8 (!) years ago and am now to the point of having trouble remembering the names of the regular places I visited, like grocery stores. (It's Sainsbury's and Waitrose...Sainsbury's was farther away and had lovely bright orange bags, so I can remember that one better. I used to take my rolling suitcase to put my groceries in and bring them home. Waitrose was smaller, closer, and had green bags, and not as extensive of a selection. I also remember it being more expensive. Because I didn't go there as often, it's the one I usually forget. I can always remember it began with a W, but then I doubt myself and want to call it Tesco, which was a different place entirely, a really small almost convenience store that was just around the block from my home, and where I went to buy my Galaxy chocolate late at night...ah, memories.) But my point is that if I had pictures of these places I would remember them better!
So, we loaded Pip in the car and set of to take pictures of all the places we don't want to forget.
Here are some highlights:
|Tumulos! (Or as we from the States call them, speed bumps!) You can't drive in Tegus without hitting a few of these babies.|
|Potholes: You also can't drive without seeing one of these...potholes! I actually took this shot because of the Suyapa Cathedral in the middle there, but it's pretty perfect with the speedbump in the foreground...they are all over here!|
|Paiz: My supermarket of choice here, because they have a great selection of the stuff I want (usually), lowest prices (usually), and the most convenient parking (usually)|
|Stock: This is actually "old Stock," new Stock was closed when we were driving around and I liked this picture better. Plus, this is the first Stock we went to on our second or third day in Tegus. Stock is a lovey mish-mash of basically everything you could want, and a lot of other stuff you wonder why anyone would buy. It's a fun place!|
|Espresso Americano: Coffee shop. These are ALL OVER here! One of my students said this company is the reason Starbucks didn't make it in Honduras. I believe it.|