It's always a trap, these exotic markets and unusual crafts.
Unique Suggestions: Have a friend who tells you that you aren't allowed to take the 'wood' ; 'cane' ; 'seeds' into your country.
Fun Alternatives: Perhaps go out without any money on you!!!But where do you leave the money for safety?
We were charged A$10 per minute for a call to brisbane, Australia. It's very confusing to try and use the phone booths by the roadside.
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Unique Suggestions: Have someone with you who's keeping a watch on the clock, that way you wont go over the time limit you have set yourself.