Wikivoyage warns against franc/ariary confusion in Madagascar: The former currency Malagasy Franc (Franc Malgache) was replaced in 2005 by the Ariary (Ar-ee-ar) which is worth 5 Francs. For ...
Pretty much wherever you go in India, you'll come across 3 wheeled autos or auto rickshaws, which normally look like this: In some places where you want to get one, there's an office or cabin where ...
On my recent month in China I stayed at many cheap hotels when I was somewhere with no backpacker hostel. With the current development boom in China I find you mostly get fairly new hotels that look ...
I love books and I especially love used books. I've discovered to my surprise that Ulaanbaatar has quite a lot of used bookshops. But when I ask the price of a book it is always quite a bit higher ...
I'm visiting Dubai soon (although I'm happy to keep the scope of this question wider), where I think haggling is a standard expected part of buying many goods (in my case, probably mostly souvenirs). ...
I need to book a hotel in Delhi, India for mid-November. Someone suggested to me that I should haggle over the price for the room. Is it considered acceptable to haggle over hotel room prices in ...
When living and traveling in Mexico, I became quite accustomed to asking for discounts in many situations: At the market, at the car wash, and at hotels. I was usually successful in getting a lower ...
While I've done quite a bit of travel now and back myself when it comes to border guards, sorting accommodation and / or transportation, one thing I still struggle to come to terms with is haggling in ...