20 Yuan my arse!!!
Trip Start Aug 05, 2011
101Trip End Oct 08, 2012
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In the 95 f degree air with Florida like humidity, with hip sockets ready to explode i opted to take a rickshaw for the last kilometer (motorized). after the very short ride the driver said "two", which is a fair price for the short ride, when i gave him the money he yells "twenty"
That evening, while drinking a beer and reading a book at the hostel restaurant I had the good fortune of meeting three fun people from Barcelona, Catalon. We tossed back a few and talked about every thing under the sun. Very warm and friendly people. They invited me to go to the night bbq with them, which only a 2 km walk from our hostel. The walk was painful, but i just couldnt say no to the two pretty ladies and their brother. We got to the impromptu grilling area and they kept feeding me all kinds of meat and veggies from the grill.
Then it happened.....all the walking, drinking, eating, sweating, and now your's truly had to take a dump IMMEDIATELY!! After looking everywhere to no avail, I luckily found an expensive hotel and pantomimed my need to find a bathroom. The concierge laughs and point at the evavator while holding up three fingers. I raced to the elevator with sweat running off me in torrents, and found myself in a very posh disco with thousands of well dressed drunken Chinese college students all around. I had to repeat the pantomime for the clubs bouncers, who laughed while escorting me to the rest room.
Inside the bathroom were a score of partyers with several heaving in the squat toilets that were already disgusting as hell. i made it back to my friends and after another half hour we decided to take a taxi home. I really felt a certain amount of love for these Catalonian people, and wish they didn't have to leave so soon. It was a nite to remember.