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Do You Really Need to Bargain When You Travel?

No Way!!!!!!!!! I know, you might be raising your brows. But its true. Never bargain. Ask the price. If you feel that it is the right value or a little more and if you can afford it, then just pay it. And if it is very much more? If you really want it, ask whether they can reduce it. If no buy it or let it go. If it is for you, it will come to you, no matter what the price. OK, that's enough. Now, do you know why you bargain? Because you feel, that it is your hard earned money, which should not be squandered, isn't it? But how did that money come to you in the first place? From the money tree? No, someone passed it to you, isn't it? Exactly, money is to be shared, just like everything. Grains are sown in the soil and after sometime, it produces more grains, likewise, fruits, vegetables, etc...etc... They go to nothingness to bring abundance. Sometimes my friends would scold me for paying the price just like that, without even asking whether it could be red

Place Do Matter

When you decide to travel, the place do matter with respect to the budget. Now if you ask a regular traveller, which is the most expensive place to tour? Some would respond as Paris and some would say, its London. That doesn't matter unless you are aware that these places are more expensive than other places like India or Sri Lanka or wherever. So the first thing to note is the standard of living in each place. I am an Indian and if I feel, that I can manage in London or Paris, with the money I earn in India, then I would be awakened with a big shock when I apply for a visa. So make sure, you know the living standards of each place before you plan the trip. I remember one guest who tipped Rs. 10/- to the person who carried four big suitcases of his. Last day in Kerala, I saw a beggar who threw back Rs. 5/- and cursing the person who donated it. Imagine the nerve of the beggar. Its not the nerve, its the standard of living they are used to. So when you plan, even if it is to t