But pedicures are kind of nice. To me, painted toes seem whimsical, whereas manicures just make me feel high-maintenance. I would probably get them more if they weren't stupid-expensive: given the choice between a $45 pedicure and $45 worth of just about anything else, I'll paint the darn toes myself.
At the Siem Reap Art Market, however, I saw a sign advertising a $4 pedicure. Now that's my kind of price range! Things seemed clean, but just to be on the safe side, I stayed away from having my skin trimmed. Just the old soak, lotion, nail trim, and polish.
|In Cambodia, they soak your feet in a bucket with fresh lime slices. I felt like a margarita.|
|Also pictured: the family cankles|
Bonus fun fact: I tipped $1 on my $4 pedicure. The pedicure ladies probably did not expect a tip from me, but I'm sure they hoped. Tipping is not really a thing in Asia, or at least it wasn't until Americans showed up and started tipping people, and now it is expected that you will tip certain people, like your tour guide. Apparently the Aussies hate us for it.