You will notice in the picture above carefree Ken has his red backpack on containing his and Denise’s passports, their I Pad, drivers licenses, a big wad of cash, credit cards and a copy of the best of bathroom humor. Do you see an important blog developing here? HELLO! Do you see an important story developing here?
The problem is what can you tell the police. By law the thousands of Tuk Tuks in Antigua must all be painted the same neutral grey rather than the multi colors you usually see. Problem! BIG problem. Mucho mucho problemo.
The police are connected by radio and a dispatch was made to find car number 46. The Tuk Tuk was located within about ten minutes and the driver escorted back to the hotel. The disgruntled driver had the bag and wanted the money for the return trip! Denise paid the driver who was not allowed to leave until the bag was checked. All was intact – phew!
For a few moments carefree Ken was not so carefree but he is now. Another friend of ours had his bags stolen with similar contents and the outcome was not as wonderful. Graham had to take many trips to Guatemala City and about $1200 to get replacement passports plus the loss of two brand new iPads and some tools. A big thank you to the Antigua police for their quick action and caring demeanor.