Travel Humor

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Friday, September 08, 2006

Years it has been my habit to comment on people using my natif language dutch. Knowing no-one will be able to understand it. That day we had to wait at the lobbyreception of our hotel in Montreal Cananda. As usual we start to comment and not realy nicely about the receptionist.
-he s slow
-he has no clue what to do.
the classics.
You feel it already, at last it's our turn and:
-guuys, I can help you question the smiling Dutchman.
Without looking at the man we registred and went to our room,
but those comments we whisper them now.

With a rented car I was driving between khon kaen and udon tani, in the isaan province of Thailand. Normally one can drive 120km per hour on the highways. Since the highway was in a very poor shape I was drinving only 100 km per hour. My luck, I had to stop for a police check post. My Thai is not really shining therefore was I a little uncomfortable. The police agent start to explain me that I drove nevertheless rapidly, but and that it was not really too fast nevertheless rapidly, so I had to be carefull and more and more... He was making clear for me that he wanted some money. Gladly there was an easy way to avoid problems, so i decided to give hime 200 bath. The police constable was now starting to explain me that the offence was not that erible so he returned 100 bath to me.
Fantastic no ? honesty in bribing!