06.05.2013 - 06.05.2013 18 °C
The sun is shining in Lima today and we are leaving for Cusco. Our group has been split up for the flights and we were are the lucky ones to experience Lima traffic. It is hard to describe this as rush hour traffic as it was 6:30 AM but things start early here. The general observation is that the traffic lines on the road are just a random suggestion as where you should be. No-one pays attention to the lanes. In order to drive here you must have a certain aggressiveness in order to get to your destination. Meek drivers would be advised to get a taxi or stay at home. The traffic circle that is outside the airport could best be described as a symphony of vehicles, trucks, taxis and busses all moving in harmony. How we got from the inside circle to cut across all those lanes to make our exit is a testament to our fabulous bus driver.
The other observation relates tote use of the car horn. The horn can be used to signal someone wants you to hurry up, get out of the way, that the other driver is an idiot AND that the taxi driver want a fare....Confusing, yes!