Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If You Ever Meet A Ukrainian Bus Driver...

In your life, if you ever get to meet a Ukrainian bus driver you should treat them with the same respect you would give an elite athlete or a specialist, like a surgeon or engineer. The talent it takes to drive those buses on the pothole filled highways and bi-ways of Ukraine should be acknowledged.  Our trip around central Ukraine this past week found us on two long bus rides and I thought it was a miracle we made it without hitting one of the many deep deep potholes, having a wheel fall off, and being left stranded.  Beyond potholes you also have the other drivers and the almost unimaginable obstacles that you might encounter [how about a tipped over semi full of cows?] as this recent video of Russian driving highlights:


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