Sunday, October 4, 2009
Sometimes when you get to everyday life and things become mundane (for example - look at what I've been talking about lately - food, for goodness sake!) - you tend to forget you are in a foreign country but out of the blue they do something that would never be done in our country (well I guess it has - just not for crazy reasons). The teachers lately decided to strike - the reason being they did not what to comply with the law that they continued their education and took more courses in order to stay up to date! So when they strike here - they protest in a big way. Roads get blocked and fires get started. The students also got on the bandwagon and protested - not sure what about but they played havoc with the roads. To add to the mess, the campo (country) people decided they needed to voice their disapproval over some water law and all over the country last Sunday, roads again were blocked, fires started and stones thrown at passing cars etc. They seem to love to protest here and any excuse will do!