Accommodations, more expensive in the east than in the west, range from modern to rustic. The more rustic, the less likely you'll find staff who speak English, but also the more likely you can partake in a national pastime: bargaining. Unless you're in a supermarket or department store, bargain, barter, negotiate -- don't show your enthusiasm for an item and don't get angry. It's a game. Learn a few phrases and be willing to walk away if you don't like the deal. Taxi drivers, hotel and restaurant staff are generally not allowed to accept tips, so there's one place you'll save money. One place not to economize: bottled water. The local tap water could make you sick.