Our first encounter with touts was at Lake Wenchi. We arrived just before dark, it was raining and were looking for a place to camp. Our GPS had marked a camping next to the crater lake, but a kilometer before we arrived we were stopped by 10 local kids. They were happy to show us where it all was and where to buy tickets for an amazingly high amount of money. We laughed it off and said we didn’t need their service. This is when something switched in their heads and they jumped onto our car holding onto anything they can. We didn’t care and drove up the mountain towards where the camping was marked in our GPS. Nothing there. More and more people started gathering around our car demanding money for all kinds of services we didn’t need. They demanded we needed a guard, a ticket to some national park that didn’t exist and of course a guide fee etc etc etc. Counting it all up it was going to be well over 50 USD per person, just to camp for one night. There wasn’t even a toilet! Bargaining wasn’t a thing they knew and they told us to leave if we didn’t like it. So we did. Strangely half the kids were still holding onto our car telling us that they knew a better place. We were well fed up with these people. Just when we wanted to drive off some older man slipped over some mud on a slope and fell under our car. I stopped fast as we were barely moving, but he didn’t look too happy. Who knows who he will blame for his fall? The government in Ethiopia is not very tolerant with deadly accidents in traffic, as every driver will end up in jail whether it was his fault or not. Close encounter for my freedom here… The kids still holding on to our car started giving us better prices for camping next to their houses, but we didn’t feel like staying one more minute. Adios!