The Kinky Green

“I bought a lot. Give me something extra.”

Posted in Peace Corps Adventures by Joy on March 22, 2013

This week in Nyanja we learned to bargain at the market. They taught us handy phrases like,
“How much is this?”
“You made the price too high!”
“I’m a volunteer & have little money. Please lower the price.”
If/when we get our way, we’re supposed to ask for mbesela (something extra). While I love a good bargain, it’s just so different to think of shopping this way! I’m going to have to get up my nerve, or I’ll be overpaying for everything the next 2 years! You know all Americans are rich, right?


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  1. I’ve been meaning to ask you if they have any earrings or bracelets I’d like there usually & how do I get currency to you to pick some up for me.

  2. Joy said,

    Don’t worry, you’re on my list for goodies when I find them. 🙂

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