Given enough US dollars, anything is possible. But when someone travels with an Australian salary, poor monolingual abilities, and typically Asian neurotic spending habits, the results can be ... interesting.
The banana* traveller is worst of both worlds: Tight-arsed with money, and speaks only English. I am also a Cancer, which means that you need a jackhammer to chisel me away from my mother and out of my comfort-zone.
"Can get discount, or not? Upgrade, meh?"
* Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.