Luang Prabang, Laos Street Vendors
As you travel Southeast Asia, you need to practice bargaining skills…most of the time they have different styles of marketing. They mark up their price more than the “real price” of anything. In Philippines, Thailand, Laos, most specially Vietnam! That is part of their everyday life, they are the best marketers(though sometimes its too much).
Night Bizarre@Chiang Mai, Thailand
TIP: If you don’t want to bargain much, find out where are the supermarkets who have price tags on it.
In Thailand, just go to 7/11’s…In Philippines, Malls are everywhere in the cities, as well as 7/11’s or other convenient stores. But if you want to get a good deal, go to the local markets, and tiangge (Pinoy Slang for bargain places) or sidewalk markets you just need to arm yourself with good bargaining skills.