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An Essay on Fez Touts

MOROCCO | Thu, 19 Dec 2013 | By macedonboy | Views [360]

Scams, spams, cons and other frauds. The dictionary defines these as a swindle involving money, goods etc in which the victim’s trust is won by another. Since the dawn of the internet, spam has existed with varying degrees of sophistication. Send ... Read more >

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A Den of Villainous Deeds - Marrakech Part 1

MOROCCO | Fri, 13 Dec 2013 | By macedonboy | Views [1698]

"Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villianly." The word of Obi Wan Kenobi as he made his fateful trip to hire a transport that would take to his fate. Events begin to move at the speed of plot. Within a matter ... Read more >

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Fear and clothing in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Tue, 2 Nov 2010 | By homeless_harry | Views [1390]

My stay in Hoi An certainly didn't start on the right foot because it didn't start on my feet. The friendly hotel receptionist at Hue had organised his 'friend' to pick us up and escort us to his $10 hotel that had a pool. We were ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, shopping, touts

Touted to intolerance before reaching tailor town.

VIETNAM | Tue, 2 Nov 2010 | By homeless_harry | Views [950]

Most tourism involves some test of patience when confronted by conditions or customs completely at odds with what is considered normal back home. One's understanding and appreciation of the diversity of humanity is broadened by approaching ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy, shopping, touts

To the bat cave!

INDIA | Fri, 10 Sep 2010 | By noflyzone | Views [446]

Northern Maharashta is renowned for it's ancient temples, excavated from natural hillside caves.  We saw both of the principal sites, to wit: Ellora cluster and Ajanta cluster.  Ajanta was first, all Buddhist and chiefly Mayahana.  A horseshoe shaped ... Read more >

Tags: bats, buddhist, caves, fort, hindu, litter, monkeys, tandoori, touts

Hassle city - India and how to avoid touts

INDIA | Tue, 29 Jun 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [802]

Touts, or spruikers, are an unfortunate fact of life in India. In fact it’s wise to assume anyone actively trying to help has a hidden agenda of some kind.  They might represent themselves as ‘tour guide’ but in fact they are usually operating on ... Read more >

Tags: asia, india, touts, travel-safety

My name is Ali (yeah, sure it is)

EGYPT | Mon, 21 Dec 2009 | By simon_monk | Views [2404]

"I don't want to go to the Pyramids" said Kai after breakfast, acutely unaware of the oldest man-made structure on earth just down the road.  Everything about the Pyramids is simply awe inspiring: their size, their age, their accuracy.... Read more >

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