Saturday February 8, 2014
After enjoying the sun and the pool we took a tuk tuk because I wanted to get another saron and the typical machete from here they cut the coconuts with.
The two shops weren´t far to go and our tuk tuk driver was very helpful with the negotiations we had to lead about the prices. It was fun.
The incredible thing is, that a lot of things still are real handmade goods, like the machetes. There is not one that is equal to another and you can choose which you like best. Then they sharpen it for you and you can try if it´s sharp enough for your purpose. While choosing, sharpening, negotiating, one is always surrounded by some folks who watch with interest what´s going on.
In the end they all seem to happy. They smile and they greet you very friendly good-bye, some even waving. It´s like a little event that´s taking place – seems like everyone likes the alternation of the normal daily routine. They are so nice here.