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“40 Tourist Scams to Avoid This Summer” – by Just The Flight

Looking around I found this blog post by “Mark” on justtheflight.co.uk from July 18, 2014.  Even though it is a couple of years old I found the information still extremely relevant and hope that Ind0-Scarf customers will be well informed before their next travel.  If you have a story of a scam or know of an additional way that thieves are taking advantage of tourists please leave  a comment help everyone stay informed.  I hope you enjoy the blog and info-graphic below.

“Tourists are often the most vulnerable to scams; they are probably unfamiliar with the surrounding area, are often in need of help and information and tend to be trusting of locals, are likely not to question what they see or are told, often cannot speak the language where they are, and are probably carrying large amounts of cash and credit.
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Reunion, Bamboo Tattoos, Muay Thai, Hidden Temple, Jungle Farming, Sticky Waterfall, Police Station, Elephant Mud Bath… – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 10/22/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 3/7)

Videos are courtesy of my friend Dalton’s VLOG and rated PG-13 for organized fighting and crude language.  The selected videos show discussed topics, but I strongly recommend checking out all his YouTube Videos for information on Thailand and S.E. Asia. (Thanks Dalton!)

View from the Farm in the Jungle outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
View from the Farm in the Jungle outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

“I write this as we are headed south on a 15 hour day train ending our wonderful 2+ weeks in Chiang Mai and North Thailand.  Chiang Mai is a beautiful place and during our time there we were certainly tested, but with a little help from new friends and higher powers we have escaped unscathed with more than a handful of life changing events under our belts. Continue reading Reunion, Bamboo Tattoos, Muay Thai, Hidden Temple, Jungle Farming, Sticky Waterfall, Police Station, Elephant Mud Bath… – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 10/22/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 3/7)

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Destinations 1-3 and everything in between – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 10/8/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 2/7)

Atop one of the mountains on Koh Phangan island in Thailand.
Atop one of the mountains on Koh Phangan island in Thailand.

“Well just as I suspected I am already behind on keeping a daily journal and a weekly blog. There is constantly so much going on that I always tell myself that I’ll make time for it later and later tends to never come.  That being said there is so much to put on paper in order to do justice to the last week and a half. Continue reading Destinations 1-3 and everything in between – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 10/8/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 2/7)

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Notes before takeoff – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 9/22/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 1/7)

 

Greetings from Zen Ronald McDonald
Greetings from Zen Ronald McDonald

“I’m writing the first blog post for 2 reasons: 1st to give everyone an idea of how long a flight from LAX to Tokyo is, and 2nd to make sure that this program works as I have never blogged before and have absolutely no Idea what I’m doing. Continue reading Notes before takeoff – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 9/22/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 1/7)