Sunday, January 23, 2011

A ruse or highly developed sales skills?

This boat trip was a bit of a ruse! Our ‘guide’ took us out into the lake and told us the story behind a lot of the orphanages, including consequences of the war of the sixties and seventies and the atrocities committed during that period.

A little surprise probably every boat load of tourists gets from their ‘guide’ is the speech about orphans and how poor the schools are and that if you want to help, you can buy books, noodles or some other items they list. Of course this is all optional -‘it’s up to you’ they say but I noticed the boat’s motor didn’t start again until we said we would like to contribute towards their education!!

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