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Peter endures a long day of travel when his bus to Nicaragua breaks down and he gets ripped off on the border by cycle-rickshaw drivers.

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Peter suggests avoiding the bicycle rickshaw drivers at the border because of the unfair prices they charge. Prices are relative. In Nicaragua, a reasonably priced rickshaw would be no more than $2US. The going price for a massive plate of food: $1US. Baseball game: $1US to get in and $5US for tacos and beer. Try finding that in Europe and the US. Of course, that’s why South and Central America is such a hot destination for backpackers. That, and striking landscapes and vibrant cultures.

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