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If you're approached by pearl and trinket peddlers, dont immediately send the signal that you're interested because chances are the trinkets are overpriced by at least 50%.
Bargain hard. Bid 50% lower than original pricing. If you're lucky, you might hit a good deal.
Unique Suggestions: Bargain, bargain, bargain.
Fun Alternatives: Dont immediately buy. Check several peddlers before committing to buy.
Written Nov 24, 2010
I posted this as an answer to a query posted by VT member Joysweet. I'm posting it here again to warn others.
GAP Farm was a big disappointment to me. I expected lush greenery and orchards. What i found are bedraggled grass, badly maintained shubbery, general sense of decay and a locked miniscule cage of orchids.
For the price of admission (P20/pax) I shouldn't really complain. I got what I paid for. :)
Unique Suggestions: Several things redeemed this otherwise doomed visit:
1. I found a local version of Tim Scott's sculputure "The Awakening" there, translated as a giant reclining Juan Tamad. :)
2. There's also a section of statues dedicated to figures in Philippine Folklore (Tikbalang, Aswang, Manananggal, etc.).
3. They do have a big pool that you can use for a minimal fee (P50, i think).
4. I finally learnt what i real durian tree looked like.
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