November 16th, 2012
Today we decided to walk around the bus terminal area. I heard there were fabric shops there and I’m thinking of doing some sewing. We didn’t find much fabric, but we found a lot of other things. What a place teaming with people and life and character! There was produce everywhere, and food, clothes, cell phones, cosmetics, handbags, hammocks, plants, chicken feed, chickens, even places to get your hair done. It seems that anything anyone would want could be found somewhere in the area.
I think buses are also used to deliver things around the area, and this looks like things waiting for a bus.
We also walked around the terminal area, and a couple blocks away I recognized the shop where I bought my work boots. We had gotten there before from the park, so apparently the bus station is within blocks of the park. I need to walk around the area more and get a better idea of where everything is! The streets nearby are equally full of activity.
There were many Ngobe Indians in the area. What fabric we saw for sale looked like what they use for their colorful dresses.
There were also working people, school children, travelers, families, and one guy who apparently had to sleep something off.
Directly across the street we saw chickens and rabbits for sale.
The bus terminal is such an interesting area. Many people don’t have cars so they use the buses for all their transportation. Buses are inexpensive and the service is excellent. All the buses meet at the terminal, the local and a well as the long distance buses, so there are always many people are in the terminal area. Wherever there are people, there are enterprising folks with businesses to provide them with anything they want.