Sunday, 5 July 2009

road blocks

There is a long straight road running parellel to the port to the airport, which you have to take to get to the craft market, some of the swimming pools, the hypermarket etc. I guess I should describe it as a dual carriageway, there are two lanes on one side and two lanes on the other. Except it seems that no one minds if lorries park along it, not only that - it is ok if they double or triple park and block the whole carriageway.

Nearly every time we have had to pass along the road this week we have had one of the carriageways blocked by lorries - so what do you do??? Well your options are to drive in the ditch on the side of the road you are trying to go along, to cross over and and drive on the other side of the road avoiding traffic coming towards you while hoping they will avoid you, or to cross over and then drive in the ditch on the other side of the road when you find there is in fact a row of lorries parked in one of the lanes on that side too and now there are cars trying to drive both ways in just one of the four lanes that exist. We have done all of them, and the strange thing is how everyone thinks this is normal - maybe it is?

The funny thing is its so different to driving back home neither of us find it that stressful, but always highly amusing. Tommy says it is like driving at the fun fair or something. I must be concentrating on driving more than usual as I still find it hard to have a conversation while being in charge of a ten seater vehicle on the roads here!!


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