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My friend Scott and I had just arrived in Thailand. We were in Bangkok trying to find a boat cruise to take us up and down the Chao Phraya River. Not even thinking about whether that was a deal or not, we agreed. To us — still thinking about prices back home — that offer seemed like a fair price.
It was only as the boat tour ended early that we realized we might have been ripped off later on, we found out that we paid double the price.
Then, after lunch, we wandered over to the Grand Palace. We looked down the left side of the palace, then over to the right.
An enterprising tuk-tuk driver came over to us and told us the palace was closed for lunch. Scott and I looked at each other.
Maybe that was right. He offered to take us to a few that were open. Afterwards, as he took us to the palace which was unsurprisingly open. It was then we realized that it had never been closed — we had just been on the wrong side of the building.
Wise to their ways now, I bargained hard. When he dropped me at the actual bus to the temple, I realized that I got ripped off once again. My life as a traveler was not off to a good start. So, as we start the new year, I want to give you a list of travel scams to avoid. Avoiding scams requires a lot of common sense and a healthy dose of suspicion.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Additionally, if you are carrying a guidebook, they usually list the most common scams in that country.
Here are some of the more universal ones to avoid: The taxi overcharge This is one of the most common travel scams out there. To avoid this scam, first you need to know how much a ride should cost. I always ask the hostel or hotel staff what a ride should be so I have a frame of reference.
Next, if the cabbie tries to negotiate the rate with me, I offer him the correct rate. If he refuses, I find someone who will put the meter on. If the meter seems to be going up too quickly, I have them pull over and I get out.
Many tourism boards let you report bad cab drivers, so be sure to always make a mental note of their ID number when you get in the cab. And never get in an unlicensed cab — no matter how amazing the deal is! Just ignore them and insist on going there. If they keep trying, continue to insist.
They will usually shut up about it. And while this seems like a scam no one could possibly fall for, people do. A note on taxis: In this smartphone era, we have our power back. I like to look on Google Maps and see what the best route is.
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