The tourist traps

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We swapped hostels today, not that there was anything wrong with the first one apart from some loud snoring from our room mates, but the original booking mentioned we might actually get moved into separate rooms and didn't want that to happen.  We were glad to move as the new place is very nice and the staff helpful. 

Again we went out walking, but this time we wanted to check out the palace gardens and the markets.  Apparently the gardens are bigger than Monaco, and granted they are large, but I'm guess that they'd have to be combined with some other gardens which are associated with other buildings to be that big.  The gardens are well looked after and well used by locals and tourists.  We saw lots of tourists paying the outrageous prices just to go on a horse and cart ride around come of the buildings.  40 Euros for 20 minutes - I don't think so.

The markets is a big food market strip which has all sorts of different foods from different regions of the world - one side was all fesh food market, fruit, vegies, fish and meat which the other was a whole heap of small restaurants.  We stopped in and grabbed some Japanese (not much local stuff on offer here).
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