British tourist chased by Nepalese lady for bargaining over a cup of tea

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The Nepalese woman is correct, the hikers are dogs, the overpriced tea was 150 Nepalese Rupees or $1.79USD. Stay home, save money and let people have a living wage. Poverty Pimps in my opinion, it's not as if Nepal has had an easy go of it these past 5 years.
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I'm curious if the British lady paid (and was being cased just because her bargaining caused offense) or if she refused to pay.
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$1.79 is quite steep for a cup of tea.

Then again, so is Nepal.
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Interesting story. I think anyone who has done any kind of budget level travel in developing (or more developed, even) countries will have tales of minor conflicts that may or may not have escalated into bigger problems.... Usually over pricing.

Most of my travels were before social media exploded, and I have never felt the need to youtube my daily life.

One incident that springs to mind is narrowly avoiding a beating from a mob of tuk tuk drivers in Colombo. I got spat on and took a punch to the mouth but got away. This happened after he'd taken me to completely the wrong place, and wanted an inflated rate for it. They tried a lot of intimidation, but I was young and stupid enough to stand my ground. The 'but you are a guest, just pay up' argument doesn't always fit. Exploitation does happen in both directions.
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So it was pretty much a...

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