May 5, 2008

Hi Dude, Where is my luggage?

I met Mr Garcia, from Mexico, who told me about his experience just when he got out of the plane when arriving in Bali. He and his wife was looking for his luggage but coould not see them at the airport.

They look for their luggage around the airport for about half an hour but still could not find them. Finally, they see this group of people (porters) standing in circle. They were there all the time, but Mr. Garcia did not pay attention to them, until they saw that their bags were behind those porters.

"Look, there is our bags." Mrs. Garcia said as they realised that their bags were hidden behind those porters. That's why they could not find their bags all this time.

When they try to take their luggage, those porters said, "No, no, no" "We carry your bags."

"No, it's okay, we can carry them ourselves." Mr. Garcia said.

"No, no, no, we carry."

The porters insisted to bring their bags outside into the parking area.. And when they were outside the porters said,"..

"We want tip."


  1. Thank you for your very interesting post.

  2. Anonymous8:50 PM

    This is true!
    i have had a "porter" stick his hands in my back pocket
    (a friend caught him thankfully)
    and they will take your bag as you get to bali, oh yeh they offer a ride to your hotel
    they prey on newcomers)
    just say no.... carry ya own bags to a taxi stop (get a blue bird taxi with a meter)

    hope this helps people

    my first time we payed 20$ aus to get 15 minets down the road. should be half that or less