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... she still made him go through all of the motions including letting him leave and calling him back and haggling some more before she would sell them for that price.
Sometimes the shop keepers get pretty angry too, we witnessed a couple of heated arguments with bargaining gone awry.
I have since gone to a few markets with my roommate, as she thankfully knows how to bargain, more on those in a future blog post :)
... hills. Watch towers all over the place. You could climb up on to the top of some of them. However, how safe these towers are remains to be seen as there are huge cracks and parts of the wall are crumbling away. ll the wild apricots were in flower, which gives the hills the appearance of snow.
This section of the wall was not busy or crowded. You had to run the barrage of touts trying to sell you ****. Usually twice, going up and ...
... of time to check out, and we spent a few minutes trying to locate our next hostel, so we could walk there. Irritatingly, the hostel's directions showed a map that wasn't to scale, and that didn't match it's location on google maps. Also, the two different booking websites had the hostel marked at different locations in the same area. >_< Well, I figured, we'd walk and make the best of it.
Turns out our new hostel (The Happy Dragon) is down an ...
... cross-culture respect. Understanding may not always be easy, nor acceptance, but learning to cope with differences and realizing that I am only but a visitor in their world, I have grown much here. I've had many rough days and considered leaving constantly, but I have also had an immense amount of fun. I've met and jammed with people from around the world, made hopefully what will be everlasting friendships, and some of my ...
... picked up tomorrow morning at 7am.
We walked along the Mall for a while - we have been here a couple of times last week. Found a Catholic Church which has survived all the wars, upheavals, cultural revolution etc. It has been destroyed a couple of times by fire, war etc., but it looks pretty good today. A bride and groom were standing in the gardens having their ...
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