Promises, promises: Tourists high and dry in Siam Reap Rip

siam reap scam

I think it’s about time to expose this little scam for what it’s worth. In early April my friend and I were in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we booked a large, comfortable Airbnb room with a stone tub and small balcony at Bella Mia Villa on Sak Son Road. The host, Maude, advertised in the Airbnb notice that she could arrange tours with trusted tuk-tuk drivers that would alleviate any of her guests’ concerns about scams. The same notice was emphasized in the impressive amount of printed information that was provided to guests in the room. Soon after our arrival, we received a friendly email from Maude inviting us up to the rooftop dining area for breakfast the following morning where she offered us each a fruit smoothie and a discussion about tours and activities we might want to book in Siem Reap. We met Maude the next morning, enjoyed…


Discover Philippines: Five Compelling Reasons Why You Should Visit the Philippines at Least Once

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” –Jawaharial Nehru Known to be the country with 7000 diverse islands, the Philippines is sure to be a country that would fascinate and enthrall you. Apart from the pristine and picturesque white sand beaches that would beckon you to take a dip, the Philippines has a lot more to offer in terms of culture, history and even city life. Indeed, if you want to immerse yourself in an exhilarating trip that is sure to awaken the adventurer in you, the Philippines should make it to the top spot of your travel itinerary. You would be surprised at how much this country has to offer that spending just a week would not be enough to explore and savor…


Discover Macedonia without being scammed

Sometimes, vaults of natural beauty are to be found at the least suspecting places. Traveling over areas few people would genuinely consider, opens up a plethora of discoveries. If you ever wanted to enjoy spectacular nature scenery aplenty, and a pleasant Mediterranean climate on the cheap, visiting some of the Balkan countries is a valid idea. Its territory is covered with magnificent mountain formations, descending steeply into lush and picturesque valleys. Several countries sit on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, and therefore offer some of the most spectacular coastal towns you’ll ever come to appreciate. But the Balkans, as any other underdeveloped territory, provides a series of difficulties as well. Most of the countries constitute what was once the mighty federation of Yugoslavia. With diplomatic relations heavily shaken by the post Yugoslavian wars, they’ve come a long way to rebuild their nation states, now autonomous and independent countries. If…


Top five treks in Nepal

top five treks in nepal

The terrain of the Nepalese Himalayas offers various stunning trekking courses. It is fairly uncalled for to name only one trek in Nepal as the best. Truth be told, the view of “the best” is in reality exceptionally subjective and relies upon individual to individual. The best treks in Nepal for the one can be found by looking at the one’s inclinations over the highlights offered by the trekking. The best trek for one can rely upon his/her decision of trouble, number of days for trekking, spending plan and trek style, and so on. Here we have recorded down the ten best treks in Nepal in light of prevalence, view, culture, and cost. Everest Base Camp Trek Trek to Everest Base camp is One of the best Trekking bundles on the planet. It is an essential trek to Everest Region including Kalapatthar climbing (5545m) and review of four of the…


Police corruption on south african roads

Police corruption in south africa roads

On the second day of our three week road trip in South Africa, we decided to travel to Kruger via the Panorama Route which is in the greater Kruger area. It is a quiet area as we travelled between God’s Window and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, when suddenly we see a man in uniform jump out onto the road with a handmade cardboard sign saying ‘Stop’. My first reaction is that we are getting car jacked, but my calm husband stops as there really isn’t option other than to run the man over. Amongst my initial panic I also notice a ‘proper’ police car parked in the bushes on the side of the road so I am thinking it probably isn’t going to unfold as badly as I’m expecting. The officer walks up to the driver side and says to my husband “why are you going so fast suh?” “I…


Burundanga black widow scam

burundanga black widow scam

Burundanga black widow scam is one of most dangerous scams that you can face during a travel. “Burundanga” or scopolamine is not an urban legend, is a strong and powerful drug used in medicine to treat nausea and other conditions. Is stealth to ship and quite easy to find in internet. This drug cause memory loss and other effects. Is commonly used in robberies, kidnappings and also for rapists because this drugs is fast eliminated by the body. What is Burundanga black widow scam? A beautiful woman will approach you and start to flirt with you in the bar. She will drink and talk to you and after that she will suggest to go to your hotel room. Once in the hotel room, she will be waiting for a moment of carelessness. During this carelessness moment she will slip “burundanga” drug into your drink. If you drink from the glass…

United states

Hip hop music artist scam


Hip hop was created on 70s at New York city, particularly in the Bronx during Block parties. In Block parties a single community was congregated in the street to play music and dance.The gold age of hip hop happened between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s, Ice-t, Juice crew or Ice Cube are just a few examples of artists of the gold era of hip hop. If you are interested into this topic check the film Straight outta compton (2015). This film tell the story of how the group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton, Los Angeles in California. Some scammers take advantage of the hip hop passionated tourists to do the hip hop music artist scam. What does this hip hop music artist scam consist of? This scam is common in New York, San Francisco and Las vegas at touristic streets. On guy wearing hip hop style…


Unlicensed temple tours

To hire a good tour guide is what makes the difference between a mediocre experience and a unforgettable travel. Some people prefers to check by themselves the information in google and later go to the main tourist attractions. Some other people commit the mistake to look so much at their budget and try to find some really cheap guide. Our personal recommendation is to choose a good travel guide to know about every inch of the new territory. You can check some reviews about guides in TripAdvisor or traveller forums to make your travel experience outstanding. The unlicensed temple tour scam Many “tour guides” giving unlicensed temple tours wait outside of main attractions like Angkor Wat (Siam Reap, Cambodia), Goa Gajah in Bali, Wat Pho in Thailand or Badrinath Temple in India. Like by chance they start to walk close to you and start a conversation. Usually the fake tour…


Beautiful bar girl scam

beautiful bargirl scam thailand

After write about Patpong pingpong show scam now its time for another scam also created for sexual tourist. This is Beautiful bar girl scam. What this Beautiful bar girl scam consist of? Sitting in a bar alone to drink a cocktail in Thailand you are a easy target for bargirls. This girls look for the rich tourist to get to the last penny of them. As much drunk that the tourist is, much easy is to scam him. This kind of girls sit with you to speak badly english with you and to drink. After a few shots and cups, sometimes they just leave the place arguing that she is going to the bathroom leaving the tourist with a huge bill. Other times they go with you to your hotel to spend the night. Once the tourist reach the hotel room with her, she put some drug in tourist cocktail…


Patpong pingpong show scam

patpong pingpong show scam

Thailand has become known as a sex tourism destination. In July of 2016 Thai government wanted to abolish sex industry in Thailand. Ping pong shows, relaxing massages with happy ending and nightclubs get huge profits of this kind of sexual tourists. Drunk tourist are targeted by fraudster who do scams like Patpong pingpong show scam. What Patpong Pingpong show scam consists of? Walking through to Patpong street market is easy to face with guys offering ping pong show spectacles for 100 Bath per drink and no overcharged. Patpong pingpong show scam consist of a girl throwing a pingpong ball from her vagina. They also offer another services like massage and spa with happy ending and even complete services. After the show, when the tourist wants to leave the place and ask for the bill they get a big surprise. The staff charge about 300 Baths for the 100 Baths drinks,…