Seasoned travelers know prices but tourists, vacationers and newbies don't know what prices should be...and so what happens? Well, several things happen such as the vendor sets a new precedent for the cost of something because he or she now knows a gringo will pay that much. The other thing that happens is obvious and that's rising prices. The most important principle here is to understand that not wanting to overpay doesn't make you look cheap unless you are cheap. It's about principle, not about how a person feels.
We're an Expat Family of Five, Living Frugal, Healthy and Happy Abroad. We live in Cuenca, Ecuador and travel the Ecuador coast whenever we get a chance. Come along and enjoy some of our experiences with us!