Shopping in developing countries can be an intense, even baffling, experience for westerners who are accustomed to price tags, consumer protection agencies and transparent sales practices. Although I’d haggled in the streets of Europe and South America, those encounters did little to prepare me for a month of negotiating across India – home to some [...]
Ever wanted to know what a market is like in one of the most dangerous parts of the world? Take a scenic and congested look into a Nigerian marketplace and its people.
It’s up to you to decide for yourself, but many people argue that the market at Otavalo has become so touristy that you might as well do your shopping for indigenous articles at the airport. Tip: Side step the tourist traffic at the Otavalo market and hit up the Thursday market in Saquisili instead.
The children may be a common staple when you visit Angkor Wat or their chanting One Dolla mantra may be overplayed, but their smiles are eternal. Enjoy this travel prose.