We Americans buy things differently. We walk into a store, pickup an item, look at the price, carry it to the register and pay. If it seems too expensive, we stop after looking at the price, put it down and walk out. We wait until the item goes on sale. In large parts of the world, negotiation is involved when making a purchase. A friend explained buying a rug in Turkey is a multiple day exercise. You …
As experienced travelers we still make mistakes. One is assuming all travelers have figured out the same behaviors and precautions we have over the years. Recently hearing some horror stories made us recall others. Don’t take a taxi 10 miles inland when your ship departs the same day. You are making the assumption finding a taxi in a remote village is as easy as finding one at the pier. Not true. If you are stuck in the …
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