Friday, April 25, 2008

Why not?

When you are traveling in another country, especially where you are out of your cultural comfort zone there is always that feeling of alertness that accompanies you. Am I being scammed? Rich western tourists can pay twice the local fee and naturally are a target of theft etc. In a country where you are economically privileged with respect to the vast majority you are very visible and constantly being hailed ¨buy from me"

So last night for the first time I let my hair down and relaxed a little, we went to a bar and had a few too many beers and cocktails with young backpackers. The place is called the why not? bar and yes I had a few too many and was busy playing pool.

When I got up in the morning I realised my money bag was missing, off course one fears the worst and so cancelled my cards and asked the hotel to ring the bar to see if anyone had handed it in.

When we returned from our daily travels the Hotel desk in formed me that they had my bag @ the bar. Seems I had left it on the counter after I had paid the bill and the manager had taken it home for safe keeping. Nothing was missing!! I doubt this would happen in Australia frankly, itś testament to the honesty and integrity of the locals, what a great county.

BTW itś a great bar and rocks in the evening, the manager plays requests from youtube from behind the counter. Check it out if you are here..

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