One of my long lost quests has finally come to fruition! I bought a VW Bug.
Down here, they are referred to a ‘Vochos’ – the origins of which, no one can seem to agree upon. Google translate, my trusty companion, fails me in a quite amusing way though!
It turns heads! Last night, as we were sitting at dinner, a little boy from a Canadian family stopped to make a photo. I ran across the road and opened the door so his father could make a shot of him at the steering wheel. He was grinning from ear-to-ear!
On the way home, we stopped for some milk at the local Chedraui. As I waited in the parking deck for Diane as she went in for milk, two rather nefarious looking guys came up to me… “eeeey essssay…..nice vocho!” I could not make out the rest of what they were saying to me as I was laughing so hard.
That is just one of the greatest things about the bug… everyone loves them. Old, young…rich or poor….they are noticed with a smile…or a laugh…
…and they are truly, most… truly… Fahrvergnügen – fun to drive!