As we headed into the Old City we decided to split from Aiofe and Lee and meet back in 2 hours to share a cab back to the ship. We walked through a few small shops full of junk and decided that shopping was out.
We thought the Old City had some real character as well as some real characters and after about 45 minutes we decided to park ourselves on a curb to just sit and watch. It was like becoming an instant fly on the wall.
We watched the walking tours stream by as the tourists tried politely to fend off the street vendors. We watched the street vendors chat amongst themselves in their own little social network.
We saw other people watchers on a bench across the square and crowds of people looking at the interactive displays outside of the museum across the street.
We decided to make our way to our meeting place and wait for Aiofe and Lee for the remaining hour. As soon as we left the Old City this weasel of a guy latched onto us, “You are leaving the Old City my friend, this is the New City.” As if we didn’t know…
“Go Away.”, I told him. I’m no longer concerned with being polite to this kind of guy, we’ve run into them everywhere including Orlando, but this one was particularly stupid.
“Do you need a taxi? I get you a taxi.”
“No taxi, get lost.” I told him
“I get you taxi, where do you want to go?”
I could feel my patience disappearing entirely. We ignored him from this point on and found a nice shaded bench to sit on where he came and continued on about a taxi. He even called his friend (a taxi driver) over to us. I told the driver, “No Taxi” and he smiled and left. Soon after so did the weasel.