Two tea shops deep into a true bender and unable to find a single food hawker selling cornlimechutneybean, I decided to play one of my favorite games, “Get on the First Bus and See Where it Takes You” (kinda like Settlers meets Saw, a game I’m currently 2/2 in thus far mind you) in the hopes that it would land me somewhere near a crocodile farm. Never having seen a crocodile tree or plant, I was excited to learn how they’re grown.
About two hours and three miles of walking in the blistering sun later, I spent a grand total of five minutes throwing fish at the demon creatures before abandoning the mosquito cesspool. I bummed a ride to the main road with a monk, took the fourth bus I saw (it was red instead of purple and by that logic I chose it), and finally found what I was really after. All in all, lessons learned were the following:
- Don’t try and pet stray puppies; rabies comes in all shapes and sizes.
- Air-conditioned is apparently a subjective term.
- Crocodiles are too fat to run or jump (according to the guy brave/crazy enough to get into their pit and feed them).
- Traffic lights are arbitrary and I’ve never been more thankful to NYC for teaching me how to jaywalk.
- Bus: $0.15
- Entry Fee: $0.75
- Water: $0.25
- Monk Taxi: $0.20 (left in his car)
- “Air Conditioned Bus”: $0.25
- Corn: $0.40