He must have some money from the car sale, so a driver for 69 miles would be a moderate, good investment -- especially when you're tired and bewildered. I've been on plenty of buses in South America that were uncomfortable, but not dangerous. He certainly did have a ton of luggage though, which is a handicap. Also, why should Evilen meet him at the airport if she (clearly) doesn't have a car? From that distance? To sit all day on a bus? Sheesh. Man up, dude.