Complete scam from start to finish. Unsanitary conditions (no cleaning of a knife between cutting raw meat and vegetables), cooking in a home that is in no way equipped to host a cooking class (no counter space at all), and I was scammed into paying additional money for transportation, despite the fact that she offered it to me without indicating I would have to pay. Additionally, as a solo female traveler, safety was quite important to me during my visit, and she lied to me about who the driver was—she told me he was her cousin, but the driver told me that they had met on the street the day before.
For some reason, there was also some expectation from the woman’s sister that I would be spending the entire day with them, despite the fact I only booked a four-hour cooking class that started at 10 in the morning. She wanted to take me barhopping and to local clubs, which was completely unrelated to this “cooking class”.