Hello, I looked at all the choices, and took the one that looked like eggs. What she called it was not part of my decision, just part of the Latino loose and unspecific way of thinking. I am not in Germany, and this is great.
Value is always determined before the purchase, I was positive what I was purchasing for 50 cents U.S, and know I got a good deal. Initially I ordered a cheese one on the first day, she started putting what was powered cheese in the tortilla, maybe was shaved, but looked dodgy. I stopped here, and said I did not want it.
Again, before the money leaves my hand, I know what I am buying.
I seldom Tip, except in the USA. Tipping is almost only an American Cultural thing, therefore Tipping tells the people you are foolish and easy to swindle.
Now, I gave Rosa and extra 50 Lempiras as a Propina to show I appreciated her helping me to make the video. i do not tip for the food I eat there.
Note, resorts and high end restaurants, and silly expat crooks will induce you to Tip, they make more money, even though is not part of the culture you are visiting.
I tend to avoid tourist who feel compelled to Tip, their Cultural Competance is about a zero. The joy of traveling is immersion and understanding the locals at a more than "Guidebook" silliness level. Tipping also is a way to belittle culture, and allow the person tipping to feel superiour, but never equal.
Is that a bottle cap I espy under the baleada tray? I love it!
Great One-Liner, "The joy of traveling is immersion and understanding the locals at a more than "Guidebook" silliness level." is exactly what I'm experiencing now and find it very rewarding being back on the road again.
My wife and I don't TIP most of the time either, sometimes in the Philippines if the waiter was extra attentive and not much maybe from a few coins to P10 to P30 depending.
Regarding being "taken" charged more money than what's correct, it's NOT only foriegners or caucasians who get overcharged as where ever there is a transportation hub or a tourist attraction / worldwide glorified destination where overpaid foreign or local urban tourists don't pay attention to how much they spend "while on holiday" ATTRACTS a certain type of people / scammers / hustlers ect and they overcharge locals just as much. So this type of behavior doesn't bother as much as it did when I was younger, I just SMILE and give facial or body gestures showing amusement at their salesmanship technique.
Tipping is motivated by man interesting quirks of humans.
1. Desire to be generous. 5 Percent
2. Desire to feel adequate, and adhere or obey the social norms. 60 Percent
3. Desire to say to the waitress or waiter, you did an exceptional job. 5 Percent
4. Desire to say to the locals, I am rich 10 Percent
5. Guilt, middle class guilt, the low-esteem feeling a person has when they do not feel they deserve the money they have, that they did not work to get it. 10 percent.
If people could empathize with a culture, they would soon see, nobody tips in 220 countries on the planet.
I think the tip you are giving by returning every day to give them more business is thanks enough. Being a loyal customer and paying a fair price for a good product is not the norm all too often. I like you style (friendly, well mannered, and caring) and would hope I could have customers like that if I owned that business. Priceless tip!
Maybe if doing a video at a place like that some other type of tip (small gift or something) would be justified??.... Or maybe not... I don't know the culture there.
Keep the videos coming... they are great!!
To party Tela is dangerous, many people get killed, it is not the place to do what you are talking about.
I recommend you go to Utila to party, I think that is the party place, and the tourist police would help if they have them. Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries I have been in, makes Haiti and Africa look safe.