Lost in Dar

I have a rather impressive record of getting lost in pretty much any city I visit. It’s a combination of a desire to walk as much as possible and having no sense of direction whatsoever.

Trying to find my way home one evening this week in Dar I took a wrong turn. What should have been a 7-minute stroll turned into a frustrating 45-minute stumble down back alleys and side streets. So the night after, I took a taxi.

The driver said he knew where I wanted to go, we agreed a price and I got in.

After about ten minutes of driving it became clear that his sense of direction was as bad as mine.

“Where are we?” I asked

“We are here,” he replied, accurately.

“Do you know where are we going?”

“We are going somewhere, I think.”

A minute passed.

“Now where are we?”

“We are still here.”

I’m still not sure how he eventually found it, but he did.

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One response to “Lost in Dar

  1. They have PhDs in philosophy driving taxis all around the world these days!

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