How to pick a guide – Pinoy style

Location scouting in Laguna, Philippines yesterday, I was already up to my knees in brush when I thought to ask the man standing by the tree, “Meron bang ahas dito, po?” (are there snakes here, sir?) The man, in his late 40’s, looked calmly at me, twitched his eyebrows upwards and puckered his lips out; […]