I’ve been in Thailand for 28 hrs and these are the things I’ve already over paid for:
- Taxi ride from the airport: when the driver says “highway? No traffic! You pay tolls!” And then refuses to say anything else because “sorry, English bad” you know you’re stuck (but, not in traffic).
- Spring Rolls: when you’re hungry and you agree to buy spring rolls at what you think is an exorbitant price, but what do you know – you just got out of an expensive taxi cab – and then about two blocks down the same tourist congested, alcohol induced road you find springs rolls for a third of the price.
- Scorpions: when you negotiated because you just realized you over paid for spring rolls, but probably didn’t negotiate enough because the vendor agreed to the price with the same eagerness as a bunch of kids who just heard, “who wants ice cream?”
- Dessert “tacos”: cause who wants to learn from yesterday’s lesson and not agree to pay the first price.
I am SO out of practice.
But, at least I learned one thing: fried scorpions are pretty tasty, they just taste like “crunch”