Tips on successful bartering in Thailand
When I was 22 me and a friend embarked on a backpacking tour of the world. Like many people's first backpacking trip, our first stop was south-east Asia, where I was wholly unprepared for a lot of the cultural differences I encountered. One such difference was the practice of bartering, which you simply don't get in the UK. As such, I had to think on my feet and learn the rules pretty quickly to avoid a) getting ripped off and more importantly b) causing offence.