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This morning on my way in to the production location for "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!" my shuttle got stuck. I'm staying at a hotel that is about 45 minutes away from the location. So each morning and night I hop on a bus (or in a van) to make the trek to and from location. We turned into the front entrance of the location, which is a long bumpy gravel road. Once you get on the road it takes another fifteen minutes or so to get to the drop-off point. So about halfway down the road we pulled off to the side to make way for a larger truck to pass. This is very common since I've been here. We seem to always be on narrow roads and stopping to let other cars/trucks pass.
So the truck passed and we attempted to pull out onto the road again and we were stuck. Apparently we pulled off too far on the side and couldn't get enough leverage to make it back onto the main road. So the driver of the bigger truck that passed us got a rope and pulled us out. Problem solved. I later found out that getting stuck and unstuck is just part of daily life.
Experiencing the driving here overall takes some getting used to. The roads are typically narrow without any shoulders. However, pedestrians continue to walk on the side of the road at all hours of the day. Also, scooters and motorcycles are popular here. I was riding in one morning with an American woman who now lives here and she said she's been to countless funerals because of car and scooter accidents. People here don't seem to be as concerned about the hazardous road and driving conditions. Cars and motorcycles are always passing to get around slower vehicles. It doesn't matter if it's a double yellow line or not. I've seen some close encounters when I wasn't sure if the car passing would make it in time. Driving to and from work isn't boring at least.