Should I bargain for everything I want to buy in Laos?
No. If an item has a price tag then you're not expected to bargain. You are not expected to bargain in a grocery store or restaurant either. The main venues for bargaining are the local markets, where the price will probably be a little flexible, although not as much as in neighbouring countries.
More Travelfish FAQs
AccommodationIs it possible to rent rooms or dormitories for longer periods of time while travelling in Laos?
Rooms: Is a fan room ok, or should I budget for air-on?
Should I take my own padlock for the door of my room while travelling in Laos?
What should I do if a bag is stolen from my room or dormitory while travelling in Laos?
What standard of accommodation can I expect for US$5 in Laos?
Why are there so few dormitories in Laos?
Why are there so few hostels in Laos?
BargainingShould I bargain for everything I want to buy in Laos?
What is the best way to bargain in Laos?
What shouldn't I do when bargaining in Laos?
Cost of travellingHow much should I budget per day for a holiday in Laos?
What is the bare minimum I could survive on in Laos?
What is the best way to spend less money in Laos?
Food glorious foodCan I drink the tap water in Laos?
How can I avoid MSG in Laos?
How do I avoid peanuts in Laos?
I have a food allergy -- what should I do when travelling in Laos?
Is there good vegetarian food in Laos?
Is western food available in Laos?
Getting aroundHow reliable is the public bus system?
Is it easy to hitch-hike in Laos?
Is it easy to rent a car or motorcycle in Laos?
Should I get a tourist minibus in Laos?
Which is better, speedboat or slow boat?
Getting there and awayHow do I get from Lao airports into nearby towns?
Is it safe to fly with Lao Airlines?
Money madnessAre credit cards accepted in Laos?
Are there ATMs in Laos?
Can I send money out of Laos?
How can I have money sent to me in Laos?
Should I bring travellers cheques, credit/debit cards or cash to Laos?
Should I tip in Laos?
Packing purgatoryWhat should I pack for a holiday in Laos?
What shouldn't I pack a holiday in Laos?
SecurityCan I use drugs in Laos?
Is Laos a safe place to travel alone to?
Is Laos safe?
TechnologyAre there many internet cafes in Laos?
Can I travel with a laptop in Laos?
What is mobile phone coverage like in Laos?
What is the voltage in Laos?
Things to learnWhere can I learn Lao?
Vexed by visas?What are the Laos visa requirements?
WeatherWhat is the weather like in Laos?
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