A surprise always makes a journey exciting. You could easily make friends during your trip if you are that way inclined. From my experience people are willing to share travel stories so look out for those friendly traveller. But at the same time use your intuition before engaging with people.
This father and son must have seen the expressions on our faces sitting opposite us. The dad explained what was happening. We instantly had a free tour guide who gave us detailed information about this beautiful part of the country and how the sea crossing via ferry worked.