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Tourist scams we encountered

Don’t let this post put you off travelling anywhere, it is merely to help you prepare for travel and avoid scams. People in general are good and we received honest help and kindness everywhere we went. Most scams are harmless and you will just end up shelling out a few dollars or listening to people whine! Here are some interesting and sometimes dangerous tourist scams we learned about and encountered along the way. Everywhere: If you can at all, use…

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Htee Kee crossing and Kanchanaburi

The border at Htee Kee was an interesting experience, we were stamped out of Myanmar and then we crossed the six kilometres of no man’s land to the Thai border! Our taxi man, chatted to the guards like old friends and he drove us the six kilometres for 7000 kyat extra ? We were super happy we didn’t have to walk as they were armed guards facing into the ditches posted every 100 metres for the whole six kilometres! The…

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