If there is one thing you have to learn as quick as possible is this: Bargain! Regaurding whatever, from stuff, to food, to drinks to also the Guesthouses. When somebody is asking 100, you gotta pay not more then 30!
Reguarding tghe GH you should not ask for the 30% of the inquiry, but for sure go down to the first price called by the owner.
It happends a very strange thing to me.
I book a bus ticket for the route and I paid normally the rate.
Once we were dropping on the bus, the man told us “you do have to pay for looking forward your bags”…and what tha hell does it mean?!
So, despite the normal rate they will ask you for some Rupee for looking forward your bags…When this will happen, DO NOT pay anything and go stra8 to the manager, he will settle the matter…
Not so much as in Kathmandu or Bhaltapur,. But also here in Patan you will have the opportunity to get stopped from some street seller, some very nice and some other a little bit too stressy...But it might rise some nice talking, like it happends to me:
Once, when I was walking trought the street, cames a little boy, age six or seven yrs old, and he tryed to sell me something, ythen I sayd...”hey little B, shldn0pt you be at school?” he replyes...”Young man, I am doing here my own business, isn’t this a daily school??”...that’s the most particular answr I have ever heard!