The fare was actually only 5000IDR but we were charged 20,000IDR because it was raining. To tell you the truth it was about 1KM of walking back to my hostel, imaging cycling with 2 people.
This bapak (the calling for older man) whom I assume is the age of my late grandfather brought us to a bakpia store hoping that we would be buying some, so that he could get some commission. I was actually tired and got angry because of the scam, but my heart was hurt when I saw his face when we said no. He cycled us back to our hostel and I ended up giving him 25,000IDR.
I know it was not much difference but I seriously felt I should have given more. He cycled 2 of us with the sum of weight almost 200kg over 1 kilometer in the rain! What an experience! That was the best 25,000IDR I’ve ever spent when I was in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. :’)
p/s: I’m introducing this new segment called “Travel Picture Tales” to share with you guys some of my stories behind some of my backpacking photos. Hope you’ll enjoy it! Till then,keep on traveling peeps! 😀