Lies and general dishonesty

Trip Start Oct 25, 2008
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Trip End Dec 05, 2010


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hotel bromo premai

Flag of Indonesia  , Java,
Thursday, April 2, 2009

So we booked ourselfs a nice comfy sleeper bus to probolinggo, we were told nice seats which recline all the way, A/C and toilets the whole thing.

What we got was a lil mini van with some big fat loud mouth local girl who had to sit behind my seat (no room for her belly) instead of behind the seat that was unoccupied... and was the whole time screaming in my ear.

Beyond the disappointment with the bus and being completely mislead.
We had asked the driver if he so could to take us to our hotel if it was on the way.
Instead he drives about 20 blocks PAST our hotel purposely at 3 30 am and takes us to a travel agent who just starts spitting out more lies then a used car dealership.
He tells us our hotel is closed until 6am and that they will charge us for 2 nights and the hotel sucks, and instead we should let him take us to another place by mount bromo, and i ask well can our driver take us to our hotel like he promised to verify this?
Nope he refused despite having driven right past it he out right F*CKed us.
Not wanting to let them earn money on this scam we walked all the way back in the middle of the night probably 45 min walk lucky found our hotel, and surprise it was open!! and they never charged us for 2 nights what a surprise eh??

The people at this hotel as recomended per lonely planet were really nice and kind.
Now dealing with this shit as a traveler is something we get stuck having to deal with every single day, i think the reason i'm so annoyed this time is coz i am sick tired with a bad stomach and big head ache.
Could that mean i've had my fill of 3rd world adventures? am i ready to go back to reality?
If only reality wasn't so damn boring.

Beyond that we been walking around town today and there are zero foreigners in town and the local people are really friendly smiling and saying hi mister.

Its just the friggin tourist industry people of the world that are just complete assholes. heres my list of worst tourist industry countries.

no specific order
Guatemala
costa rica
Peru
Indonesia
Thailand

Now just to repeat i love the locals, Hate the tourist industry.
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