how to haggleI’m in Nicaragua now. The sun is, well, hot. I’m sweatin’ like a glass of iced tea in the July summer.

Things I’ve discovered:
1. Rocking chairs look more comfortable than they are.
2. I am a horrible haggler. When I offer a price and the vendor counters, I fold quicker than I can blink. It makes me feel like a failure. I do not like that feeling.
3. In an American run coffee shop, when you plug in your electronic device, they charge you for “power”. I don’t know how I feel about this.
4. The men in Nicaragua are hypnotizing. Their velvety cocoa arm muscles have me in such a state, arms outstretched with drool spilling down my chin. Night of the Living Dead: Beachfront Edition.

Tip of the Day: If you want to save money on big purchases in your hometown or on small ones abroad: how to haggle at chain stores and how to haggle when traveling.


Angel · 05/20/2013 at 9:11 am

@Ralston. You probably intimidated them with your stature. I’ve got to get over to the ivory coast soon. Thanks for stopping in.

ralston smith · 04/28/2013 at 11:15 pm

when i went to the ivory coast, i learned they also haggled in the marketplace so i learned two phrases in french…’se com bien’ (how much is it?) and whatever they said, i responded with ‘se tron cher’ (it’s too expensive)…i’m sure i butchered the spelling of those phrases but 2 pennies in a bucket…looking fwd to seeing you and hearing your stories….continued safe & fun travels…

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