Travelling can be an expensive beast, I have been known to send an SOS email home during the last week of a trip asking to “borrow” some money to get me through to the end. So whenever there is an opportunity do something free I am all about that!
When in Rome do as the Romans do is a widely bandied about saying encouraging you to try and live like a local. It is, presumably, what separates the camera toting tourist from the culturally enlightened traveller*. However, sometimes living like a local when you are in fact not a local doesn’t always go to plan.