I hate tours (but I keep going on them).

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The boy and I went on a tour yesterday to see the floating markets. In addition to the one we took to Phi Phi islands, was our first tour in a long time; not since the one we went on in China and I’m realizing why I decided I hated them so long ago.

I tend to avoid these like the plague. Even when I see the most fabulous Groupon or Livingsocial deal that offers 9 days and 8 nights in a five star hotel in Bali, it usually comes with an itinerary that offers great and wonderful sights, but hidden trips to “authentic” restaurants that serve greasy Americanized food and jade jewelry demonstrations that hold you hostage for hours to wear you down to purchase something just to be able to leave.

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