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Rookie mistake...again!

Well we found the grocery store. It was extremely crowded and kind of chaotic on Sunday evening and it is pretty far from our place so I knew we would need to take a taxi back with our groceries. When we finally tumbled out from the mob of people at the checkout with our overloaded box full of stuff we grabbed the closest tuk tuk. I guess that’s how we know we are traveling again – we’re back in a tuk tuk bouncing along bad roads! Anyway, everyone knows you negotiate the price up front. When we got to the apartment, the 15 quetzales that it should have cost turned into 15 EACH. At this point I could stand there and argue over the principal of the extra $4, or just accept that this was my dumb mistake for not making the price clear before getting in. There are now tuk tuk drivers in four countries happily remembering the stupid American woman who just paid whatever exorbitant price they told her.

By the way, there are new pictures in the photo gallery.

Posted by Pelham Family 06:12 Archived in Guatemala

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Congrats for what sounds sounds like a successful overall destination and trip! I love your blogs!

by Dana Petersen

I feel like I'm along for the ride....although, I doubt I'd enjoy a tuk tuk. You really SHOULD write a travel book for the rookies of the world. Great pictures!!!

by MOM

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