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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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Krabi

The boat trip was a bit of a pain in the ass, we had to change boats twice and one boat as stinking as hell lol! We arrived in Krabi at dusk, and found Mr Clean guesthouse with a massive room and a comfy bed ? We dined locally that night as we were wrecked! The following morning we got a selection of yummy pastries and coffee from the nearby bakery. We dined at the pier overlooking the pretty river…

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Ko Tao and Scuba diving ?>

Ko Tao and Scuba diving

Our ferry ride was nice enough, we chilled out inside and got some tea ? The sea was calm enough so we could read our kindles ? We arrived in Koh Tao in the morning and got picked up at the pier by the scuba shack guys. We were shown our bungalow, right on the pretty Sairee beach and explained more about our scuba course. I was so excited to go under the sea, I thought I’d explode. We got…

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Htee Kee crossing and Kanchanaburi ?>

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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Returning to Thailand..Islands,Christmas in Bangkok… ?>

Returning to Thailand..Islands,Christmas in Bangkok…

We left Cambodia with fond memories of trekking, minority groups, chasing wild elephants, eating many plants and barks in the jungle and of course the wonderful people we met ? We took the bus from Andoung tuek to Bangkok, taking 10 hours (if you’re lucky!) and costing around $19. The border crossing was easy as pie but we felt bad for the people coming the other way. They were getting scammed into a quarantine testing zone for a few dollars…

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