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Almost Lost in Iloilo

We were in Iloilo for 3 days. ksama ko ung mga college buddies ko like but2 and jerome. we were doing the Superferry thing... we stayed at a hotel there. during our first night, we decided to have dinner at Max's at SM city. We took a taxi going there, on the way back, we dropped Jerome (the only guy in our group, the only one who has been there before and who speaks ilonggo) at the St. Paul Hospital, he instructed the driver to take us back to the hotel. it was 10:30 pm and the driver tells us he does'nt know the way. are you kidding??? He is a taxi driver... he should know the way!!! It was our first time there and neither I nor But2 knew the way back. to further aggravate the situation, the driver asks us for directions...bago lng daw sya sa iloilo, he's also from manila like us. Seryoso? Does he expect all his passengers to give him directions? We don't know iloilo and we don't speak Ilonggo. How can he expect us to help him navigate the dark streets. Sobrang nagpapanic na ako. I was'nt thinking anymore, we circling the streets like crazy. Buti na lang we had presence of mind to remember some landmarks. He tried to turn in some crazy street and we were like NO! It was supposed to be a 15 minute drive from the mall but it turned to almost an hour. And i was thinking... this is the reason why I refused to go abroad. Kung simpleng Iloilo, sa sarili kong bayan, mawawala ako! And who would care what happens to us? My family and other friends are hundreds of miles away and are probably too busy to care if we get raped killed or anything. Buti na lng talaga... I don't even want to think wht could've happened to us...

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