NOT MISS – Gringo prices. There is a widespread practice here of charging us North Americans, us Gringos, higher prices for stuff than the local folks are charged. Not everyone does it, but many do. For example, I have paid $2.50 for virtually the same pad of paper that I later bought at a similar store for only 70 cents. As a result, when I have just the slightest suspicion that someone has charged me an inflated gringo price, I never return.