my $2 trip to the crocodile farm

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: 

  1. Don’t try and pet stray puppies; rabies comes in all shapes and sizes.
  2. Air-conditioned is apparently a subjective term. 
  3. Crocodiles are too fat to run or jump (according to the guy brave/crazy enough to get into their pit and feed them).
  4. Traffic lights are arbitrary and I’ve never been more thankful to NYC for teaching me how to jaywalk.

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Cost Breakdown:

  • 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

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