we are sitting in a square waiting for the bus. I just bought some sunglasses from a vender, which I bargained down from Q35 to Q30. That’s about $3.75. I was real proud of myself until I remembered reading in the guide book about how this is these merchants only source of income. With great privilege comes great responsibility. I can afford to pay the price they ask, so why shouldn’t I? There’s a fine line here somewhere between having empathy and being taken advantage of. Where do I stand?
Also, they are passing out free samples of this new grapefruit pop called “Ting”. A woman in a tight, short green dress was leaning waaaaay down to pass them out. It looked like she was wearing like, a fake booty. The man with her was doing all the talking while she provocatively opened bottles and poured samples. It was fascinating. Great pop, though! Haha