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The Most Beautiful Traffic Jam

I have been sitting on an air conditioned bus over an hour, enjoying ocean vistas on my left and thickly forested mountain jungles on my right.  Huge black rock cliffs soar out of thick green vegetation into low-roaming misty clouds. Bikini-clad, Brazilian-waxed Brazilians sun or jog along the beach.  It’s the most beautiful traffic jam ever.  I barely notice that I am going nowhere.