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India 2014 - Delhi

INDIA | Tue, 25 Nov 2014 | By megandrob | Views [483]

Delhi is bat shit crazy. That is the simplest way to describe it. We arrived fairly late at night and, after being ripped off by our taxi driver, got to our hotel at about 11 and crashed out. The next day I was so excited to finally experience India.... Read more >

Tags: delhi, india, scams, sightseeing

It's About the Journey

CAMBODIA | Sat, 9 Feb 2013 | By joya | Views [155]

I had gotten quite used to the ‘usual routine’ in Bangkok; doing nothing. I was enjoying trying different dishes at the cheap market next door to Pat’s home, sipping on Thai Iced Teas at the coffee house, reading books and being a general ... Read more >

Tags: crossing borders, scams

Athens - Day 3 - Acropolis and The Ancient Stuff

GREECE | Sun, 22 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1598]

It's a Saturday today and it's only now occurred to me that my plan to do the Acropolis on a weekend was a huge mistake. So I'm resolved to get up as early as possible to get to the Acropolis for the 8am opening time. Imagine my happiness when I get ... Read more >

Tags: acropolis, agora, athens, greece, hadrians library, museums, scams, temple of zeus, unesco

Istanbul - Day 3 - 19th Century Istanbul

TURKEY | Thu, 12 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [898]

Today, I'll do a walking tour of some sights related to the later Ottoman period. Staring the tour with a tram ride to Eminonu, the last stop before Galata Bridge. I decided to walk across the upper level on the way over, so that I could walk on ... Read more >

Tags: galata, istanbul, scams, sightseeing, tower, turkey, unesco, walking tour

Istanbul - Day 1

TURKEY | Tue, 10 Jul 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [972]

Today, I'm flying from Krakow to Istabul via Warsaw. I'd failed to heed the warnings about trains getting cancelled or delayed without warning and took the last possible train to the airport. The train is delayed by 30 minutes and as I sit there waiting ... Read more >

Tags: istanbul, scams, turkey

Yogjakarta and Prambanan

INDONESIA | Fri, 18 May 2012 | By macedonboy | Views [1003]

I'm done with Borobudur and get the driver to take me to backpacker haven of Jalan Sosrowijayan, close to Yogjakarta Train Station. It doesn't take long to find a hostel and not much longer for a tout at the hostel spotting fresh meat. He talks to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, hindu, indonesia, prambanan, scams, temples, unesco, yogjakarta

Crime in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [891]

When it comes to personal safety in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan, you’ll find there are some problems. Transportation, scams, thieves, and corrupt police are just some of the issues you might fact. Be prepared for these things, and you ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, kazakhstan, police, scams, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Senegal Crime

SENEGAL | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [393]

Senegal has both its petty crime and more serious incidents. Pickpocketing, purse-snatching and theft can occur both on the street and in taxis, and can turn violent. Some travelers have reported being victims of armed robbery, including at knifepoint.... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, fraud, scams, senegal, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

What to Worry About in Moldova

MOLDOVA | Mon, 22 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [785]

In any country, there are always local laws and customs to be aware of so you don't make a fool of yourself. Or worse. Moldova is no different. Be on the lookout for petty crime like pick-pocketing and scams, keep your wits about ... Read more >

Tags: europe, moldova, police, scams, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Scams In The Ukraine

UKRAINE | Fri, 22 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1116]

The Ukraine is best described a country that is in a “state of transition”. As it moves away from its Soviet past, the Ukraine is gravitating towards a capitalist market, and a multi-party democracy system. As the Ukraine’s economy improves, options ... Read more >

Tags: scams, travel-crime, travel-safety, ukraine

Amsterdam - SCAMsterdam!

NETHERLANDS | Wed, 6 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1148]

Like in any major city, rogue locals will try to scam an unsuspecting tourist in Amsterdam. If you remain smart, wary and alert, you should have a trouble-free visit. Here's a list of the most common scams. You may encounter one, all or ... Read more >

Tags: crime, europe, netherlands, scams, travel-crime, travel-tips

French Scams and Cons

FRANCE | Thu, 9 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2408] | Comments [2]

There is little doubt that France, and in particular Paris, are among the most desirable destinations on the planet for any traveller. With a fascinating history, unique culture, magnifique cuisine and vin ,   stunning belle époque architecture ... Read more >

Tags: europe, france, scams, travel-crime, travel-tips

Travel Warning - Fake Thai 1000 Baht Notes Circulating

THAILAND | Wed, 8 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2692]

It should come as no surprise to Thailand travellers that scams, rip-offs and shonks can be found in all four corners in the bustling Buddhist country. But now, warnings from Thailand's financial sector say that the scams could even infect your hip-... Read more >

Tags: money, scams, thailand, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Cyprus - Will you get scammed?

CYPRUS | Tue, 10 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [258]

Despite Cyprus' ongoing political conflict between Greek and Turkish Cypriots, which has raged on for decades, the country remains relatively peaceful and crime free. In fact, it is known as one of the safest places in all of the Mediterranean.... Read more >

Tags: cyprus, mediterranean, scams, travel-safety

Crime in Cuba - Traveling Safely

CUBA | Sun, 8 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1742]

Nestled comfortably between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Cuba is truly one of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. And although there has been some conflict over the past few decades between Cuba and the US, travelers from ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, crime, cuba, pickpockets, scams, travel-crime, travel-safety, violence

Scams and Rip-offs in Albania

ALBANIA | Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1103]

Albania is a very interesting and welcoming country with decent honest people – mostly - however there are a few common scamming methods you should be aware of to avoid being ripped off. It's a Lottery Welcome to Albania, would you ... Read more >

Tags: albania, europe, scams, travel-crime, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Thailand

THAILAND | Mon, 22 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [7663] | Comments [4]

You've probably heard a lot about Thailand. The 'Land of Smiles' is known for it's warm hospitality, amazing cuisine and stunning landscapes. However, before heading off on your trip to Thailand there are a few things to take into consideration.... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, drinking, language, scams, southeast asia, thai, thailand, transportation, travel, tuk-tuks

Moroccan Scams & Rip Offs

MOROCCO | Sat, 20 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3094]

The majority of people in Morocco are honest and very helpful to visitors, however there is a minority who are focused on ripping people off. Snake charmers, carpet sellers right out of central casting, artisans who are more like con artists ... Read more >

Tags: mid east, morocco, scams, travel-crime, travel-safety

Ticket Scams, Fake Inspectors and Pickpockets

GERMANY | Thu, 11 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1459]

Germany isn't the kind of place you will ever really feel unsafe, but as a tourist you will stick out like tofu at a bratwurst stand, so there are some sneaky scams you need to be aware of.   Buskers and beggars are in abundance throughout ... Read more >

Tags: europe, germany, scams, travel-tips

Scam Watch: Double Agents, Drugs and Dodgy ATMs

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 12 Oct 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3824] | Comments [1]

Imagine your travel budget as being a big plastic bottle of water. Now imagine that every time you spend money it is equivalent to taking a swig out of your bottle. You need to drink to survive, but you are always careful about just how much ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, egypt, india, italy, laos, scams, southeast asia, travel, travellers

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