27 Feb '17, 8am

How to avoid being ripped off just because you're a tourist:

I’ve never been good with anything related to money. Figures, taxes, dividends and stock derivatives all make my head whirl. Prices were no exception. Used to malls and supermarkets with fixed prices, I was about as lost as a babe in the woods when it came to the fine art of bargaining. Was. All that changed after a trip to Morocco recently. This North African country had long been on my list of must-visit places because of its glorious mix of European, African and Middle Eastern cultures. It didn’t disappoint. What did surprise me was how fantastic the shopping was, with souks you could get lost in for many enchanted hours. Everywhere I looked were intricately woven carpets spilling out of doorways; vividly-coloured pottery; butter-soft leather (from their famous tanneries) fashioned into slippers and purses; gleaming brass trays, candlesticks and Moroccan lamps; and tiny...

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