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More contrast between expectation and reality.

TURKEY | Thu, 12 Feb 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [583] | Comments [1]

I must have looked like a Google street view car for the two days I spent walking up and down all the little alleyways that lead off Istiklal Street. Everything I saw seemed photo worthy. And not just click, click, click now-delete, delete, delete later.... Read more >

Tags: cold, food, istanbul, scam, turkey, wind, women

Vietnam - Mekong Delta

VIETNAM | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 | By megandrob | Views [364]

On Friday, 12 September, we set out for Can Tho. Robin was especially excited for a trip to the Mekong Delta. We got on a bus, and were pleasantly surprised to find it was a sleeper bus. We would be in comfort for the 3 hour trip. About 20 minutes into ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, mekong delta, river, scam

I'm in Thailand!!

THAILAND | Mon, 17 Feb 2014 | By kpow | Views [358]

Thailand!!!!! I've been here almost two weeks already and haven't updated! Woops! I think I've updated a few of you individually at least but here's what I've been up to... I started out in Bangkok but won't go into too much detail because, honestly, ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, scam, street food, thailand

Phuket Accommodation Scam Alert

THAILAND | Fri, 30 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [496]

Tourists arriving in Phuket are falling victim to a widespread accommodation scam, according to travel industry sources. ETN Global Travel Industry News says new arrivals are "hijacked" by unscrupulous taxi drivers who take them to accommodation ... Read more >

Tags: phuket, scam, se asia, thailand, travel-alert


EGYPT | Mon, 14 May 2012 | By zeerock | Views [582]

Enter:   Egypt is something of a hassle. It is by no means an Indian hassle, but more of an irritation at times. Like a rash, or eczema that chooses not to go away. In six months of living in Cairo, my last three taxi rides ... Read more >

Tags: arab, cairo, egypt, money, pee, scam, taxi, travel

Magic Mushrooms Anyone?

INDONESIA | Fri, 13 May 2011 | By mpreece7 | Views [1793]

“You want magic mushrooms?” “If they’re free sure!” “Oh yes! I’m on them right now! Flying!” the guy says as he turns up the techno music while he drives down an impossibly narrow lane made of mud and rocks.   That ... Read more >

Tags: beach, boat, drugs, frustration, gili islands, hustlers, indonesia, lombok, ocean, scam

Crime And Scams In Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN | Mon, 23 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [555]

Crime exists on a few levels in Azerbaijan. Part of it stems from political instability and violence related to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. In this area, sniper shootings, insurgent attacks and landmines are possible. But if you stay out of ... Read more >

Tags: azerbaijan, eastern europe, mid east, scam, travel-crime, travel-safety

Mind your ears it's Mumbai!

INDIA | Tue, 21 Jul 2009 | By eoghancito | Views [5281]

The sound of heavy rain on plastic woke me up. I was disoriented at first, wondering first where Claire was and second where I was. Then it clicked. London (or quite possibly in a holding pattern around the M25). Mumbai. I looked out the window to ... Read more >

Tags: cave, crazy people, religion, scam, tour, train

The old Vietnamese casino-heist scam

VIETNAM | Mon, 25 May 2009 | By eoghancito | Views [2843] | Comments [7]

As usual, the bus was late. After half an hour of waiting patiently in the travel agency we went across the road for some beers, their arrival, of course coinciding with that of the sleeping bus to Nha Trang, ... Read more >

Tags: beach, casino, omelette, scam

Never trust French men who flatter you!

FRANCE | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [4480] | Comments [1]

Never trust French men who try to flatter you. My friend and I were sitting in a café grabbing a bite to eat. My friend left the table to go to the bathroom and a man came up to me and stroked my face, saying something to the effect of: "Beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: claim, france, luggage, scam, stolen, true claim stories, world nomads


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