Several months ago, several of our wonderful future guests responded to a call to send Jorge his trip fees in advance, so he could pay the $500 fee it took to enroll in Professional Driver's School. These very generous folks responded within 20 minutes and, that night Jorge enrolled in the four month night school.
Well, four months is up, and here is Jorge posing with his new license!!!
The authorities are serious about getting unlicensed and undocumented cabbies off the road, so Jorge told us that to reduce the number of traffic stops, between here and Guayaquil, he decided to get his beautiful black ChevyTaxi painted Taxi Yellow!
Here it is before the "Taxi" sign goes up on top. This pocket-sized licence comes with a large notarized binder listing all of the coursework that Jorge has completed and his grade in each (He maxed all of his tests!) In addition, he also has included a notarized document stating that he has passed the psychological evaluation and is "mentally healthy"--something even folks in "First World Countries" can not get!
Here is a shot of Agripina, Rox and Isidro, as she shows off the matching set of dinnerware that was part of the pile of gifts she received for her birthday.
Agripina is a great cook and the matriarch of her family, so we figured that it was time that she could set a table with matching dinnerware...