■ SRI LANKA, KANDY: Whenever I’m in a new city I like to check out the local markets to see what goods are for sale and how much they cost. I generally don’t care much for the price (whether I overpay or not) on these occasions as I’m happy to help out the local vendors who toil there day in and day out. But even I have my limits.
After buying some socks at a pretty decent price at at the first market stall I entered I decided to go on a little shopping spree. It was then that I ran into the biggest con artist I’ve ever meet in any market worldwide!