Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wisdom from the Road #3

On honesty
Not everyone is out to con you.

In Puerto Princesa,when we asked an airport guard where the nearest chaolong house is, he said it was just a few hundred meters away. Just walk. (True.) As we were exiting the airport gate, pedicab drivers swarmed and said the nearest chaolong house was too far to walk; we should just take a pedicab. (False.)

In Kalibo, when we got off the bus from Caticlan, tricycle drivers were looking for a fare and said the airport was too far to walk. We said, "no thanks," and walked. It was indeed too far—an hour's walk to be exact—especially in the searing heat of the noonday sun.
Again, not everyone is out to con you. 

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