Lead teams start the bus hunt, and it turns out that Chuck and Ryan, bless their hearts, speak Spanish. Ray, on the other hand, is frustrated that no one speaks English so he can't communicate. Debbie and Bianca are traveling with Susan and Patrick, but Bianca says she thinks being allies is "way too difficult" with all the people involved. Bianca says again in an interview that Patrick reminds her of an old boyfriend, and that Susan is like a mom, so they're sort of working with them. Despite what she just said, I guess? Yeah, I don't know. "We hope this alliance lasts throughout the race," Bianca toothily grins. Apart, I guess, from where she just tried to end it. I'm so confused. That was a baffling editing job, if they just edited together the statements about how they wanted to keep the alliance with the one moment when they doubted it.
Ray tries to team up with Ron and Kelly and Megan and Heidi, because he's noticed that the teams that spoke any Spanish are all gone. Meanwhile, Susan and Patrick and Bianca and Debbie are getting directions by -- you guessed it -- speaking Spanish. A guy tells them that if they go up a few blocks, they'll see buses for Ancon. They all exchange high-fives, because, wooooo!
Ryan is generously captioned to say "I want a bus," although...I'm not sure. His Spanish is pretty dicey, according to what I'm able to catch, although it appears to be good enough that, while Ray and Ron look on from a distance in dismay, it gets him directions to the buses. Ron's voice-over calls the bus "a magical bus that we will never find." And it's just that kind of can-do attitude that...uh, never mind.
Debbie and Bianca and Susan and Patrick get on a bus, which is not a big bus like a city bus, but more like a shuttle-looking thing.
Aaaand here comes the second flight landing in Lima. And as they head out of the airport, guess what? Rob and Amber have themselves a Fern. Not just a Fern, but an English-speaking American Fern, which is, if not the best kind, certainly the easiest kind. Rob conspiratorially puts his arm around the guy and asks if they can get away from everyone. The three run off together. (Not like that.) Rob voices over that they met the guy at customs, and he recognized them from Survivor, and he offered to help them out. The teams all scatter, and wind up waiting at two different spots, with Rob telling Amber that he thinks all the other people are going to screw them eventually. And elsewhere, Alex says something about the buses being "grande," and Lynn says, all faux-admiring, "Wow, Alex, you're so international." Snerk. Rob and Amber get a bus first, and their Fern explains that normally, this bus would stop for about fifteen people, but the driver's not going to stop after this; he's going to keep going. And they took a fair amount of shit for this, as if they pulled a Boston/Taraweasel routine and took what was basically a taxi, but they clearly didn't. This is what a lot of the buses here look like -- like shuttles/vans, rather than like city buses. This isn't a minivan, as that one was -- it's like a small shuttle bus. Furthermore, Rob and Amber didn't go and call that thing like you do a limousine. It came by; they got in. So that, in this case, doesn't bother me so much, even though I wish they'd be more specific in situations where "bus" pretty clearly doesn't have the same connotations it does in an American city. But anyway. Their Fern tells them that they'll be charged a little extra for the guy foregoing other passengers, which certainly makes sense.