“Negotiate your happiness, not your price”
How do you treat people that aren’t in a position to do anything in return for you? This is the key to travel in third world. Help people in ways you can and be open minded enough to learn from the locals. Be generous and you will see this foreign land from a whole new, wonderful perspective.
Sometimes being right stands in the way of being happy and fully enjoying a hard earned vacation or life. “I’ll give you 10 pesos and nothing more!!!” is something you may overhear from a tourist arguing price with a local merchant over a t-shirt. Sometimes it is best to realize 10 pesos is equal to 25 cents and you spent over $400 just to fly here. It is probably not a financial debate worth a surge in blood pressure. Your daughter will appreciate the brightly colored t-shirt even if you overpaid by 2 or 3 cents. Simply smile and go with the flow for your own benefit.