Did you read about the Thai woman who got on the wrong bus and returned home TWENTY FIVE YEARS LATER?
Here's the article on Yahoo.
This woman's experience is so sad and so miserable to me that I find myself searching for the silver lining...maybe I can at least learn something, right?
- It's okay to ask questions.
- It can be dangerous to fall asleep or not pay attention while traveling. (This means you, iPod listeners on the Metro!)
- Traveling in countries where you do not speak the language is a hard-earned skill, which, even once acquired, requires great persistance (not to mention guts) to maintain.
- Also, I haven't talked about it on the blog yet, but it's one of my most cherished beliefs that public transportation makes for much better stories. If this woman had been driving her car/cart, we wouldn't be shocked...or feel as much sympathy, I bet. We'd just wonder why on earth she didn't turn around. But there's something so very humanzing about getting on the wrong bus, or the right bus in the wrong direction.
- Take more money then you think you'll need.