Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Buses and bundãos
One big improvement of late among the various urban bus fleets here is the law requiring all buses to be accessible to the disabled by 2012.You can see the transformation in process.One by one new buses are coming online with wheelchair lifts and special seating.
Yesterday, when returning from Luiz’s doctor appointment I enjoyed a little more space without my butt straddling two bucket seats. (yes, I am wider than a typical bus seat.Two of me could not sit next to my selves.)Now the special seating has been extended to gordinhos.Really.My very own double-wide single-cushion seat on the bus.
There is even a new decal on the window above the seat that legitimizes one person occupying the whole seat.
Sad but true.Brazilians (along with some expats) are getting fatter, such that now public accommodation law includes consideration for the morbidly obese.
We arrived in Brazil in January, 2008 to start up a new chapter in our life together. Luiz has returned to his hometown and I've jumped into the deep end of the pool ready for anything. Let the fun begin!