Lost In The City....

Pamplona, Spain
April 6, 2017 5:25am CST
Having traveled down to London we got on a Bus that was to take us to Dover and then on to a Ferry which would take us to Calais and then once off the Ferry through the rest of France and into Spain. A young man although he was a good driver got himself lost as he was the only driver on at that moment. He had no GPS to guide him out of any mistakes he might make. So it was all trial and error. We knew that he was lost when were not seeing the outskirts of the City of London. Another Man got up and although he knew no English or Spanish the Driver I mean he was able to understand what we were telling him and after a lot of trial and error he took us out of London City straight down to the Road to Dover Ferries. We all cheered him and his tenacity and his good will. We also made a collection for him although most would not have done and his eyes filled with tears and said that he had never met anyone like us in his own language of course. None of us made any complaints as we were so relieved to get out of the heat and the tiring day and on to the Ferry to Calais and then to head back towards home in Spain.
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@dhoyalahoy (1419)
• Philippines
6 Apr 17
What a long post but worth to read. You keep posting.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Apr 17
I will keep posting thank you. Have a great day.
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@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
6 Apr 17
One of the best posts today.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Apr 17
@Gillygirl Thank you. See he was one driver on his own and there should have been another one with him for the just in case. Gps did not exist as yet just then so Maps did not help either as he could not take his eyes off the Road and he could not stop either. So one of the Guys worked it out and guided him out of the nightmare which it was really. But it was not his fault at all.
@Corbin5 (106169)
• United States
6 Apr 17
So kind of everyone to take up a collection for this person. How lovely everyone did not complain, since that would have just made things worse for all.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Apr 17
He was lost and really lost. In London if you don´t know it and take a wrong turning like he did its a question of about an hour or more to get back to the right street.
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• United States
23 Apr 17
That was a relief that the man on the coach helped the driver to get going in the right place.
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• Pamplona, Spain
23 Apr 17
You can say that again. We realized he was lost when he was going the wrong way and there were no Road Signs for the Ferry in Dover.
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• United States
23 Apr 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 At least he kept his cool ...the driver.
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• Pamplona, Spain
23 Apr 17
@TiarasOceanView He did, but he was very upset also as it could have cost him his Job as the Bus was a 24 hour trip and it turned into 27 hours instead. But not one of us wanted to complain. He should not have been on his own the poor man in London of all places.
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@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
6 Apr 17
London can be a nightmare to navigate. It was kind of everyone to make a collection for the man. Do you know what nationality he was?
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Apr 17
Actually no idea. He could not speak any English or Spanish and so we had a bit of a tough time at first trying to get him to understand. He did not know where to put himself when he got lost the poor man.
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@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
6 Apr 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Poor fella. It's easily done.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Apr 17
@Gillygirl Well it turned out well in the end. To get lost anywhere is bad enough but in London its hells bells.
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@Shellyann36 (9556)
• United States
7 Apr 17
Sounds like a daunting adventure. Nice of you to take up a collection for him.
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Apr 17
It was a bit ´cos he was new to the Country the poor guy but he had a Family to feed like everyone else. So we gave him a helping hand. Later on the other Driver got on but that was when it was all over.
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• United States
9 Apr 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 I am glad it all worked out. I am also glad that you were kind hearted. Others, would not have been.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Apr 17
@Shellyann36 How could we not be? He was lost truly lost and he did not how to tell anyone and he did not know himself at first as he did not know how to read Maps in English hardly. We all cheered him and said he was a great guy for trying and he said the same about us. No hard feelings at all.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
19 May 17
My goodness, I would not want to make such a long road trip. I hate to sit still for such a long time. I think taking a train for part of the journey will shorten the journey considerably.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 May 17
Its true you can take the Train to Paris. But I was taking two young Children through France and it had to be the Bus or nothing at that time.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
19 May 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 No wonder. In this case, a bus is much better. At least you do not have to worry about the crowd in a busy train station.
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• Pamplona, Spain
21 May 17
@scheng1 You had to keep an eye on everyone else and the Driver as they tended to be impatient to get back on the bus and they might have gone without you also and so I would have been lost in France also.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 17
Hope this driver didn't exploit you or asked more money. I hope that you were able to get to your destination.
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Apr 17
No, not at all we collected for him as a sign of appreciation for his efforts. To be lost in London in the Traffic is really something you have to go through it to understand what it means. You could lose hours of your Journey trying to get out of a mistake which is very easy. With no English or Spanish he understood by us pointing out and saying no not there over there instead. He was a very grateful person. Also we did not twit on him to his Boss.