Scams in Bangkok: smiling Thais & dumb tourists

Dark streets in Bangkok Thailand

Pickpockets and scams: is it Bangkok, or are some tourists just asking for it? Has tourism changed in the past few years? Or have people gotten lazier? Or have tourist touts just been breeding and evolving more? Tourists with giant maps, cameras, and lost looks make for easy sources of legitimate and illegitimate cash. If you’ve never …

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Destination Thailand: First impressions of Bangkok

Bangkok city from a temple HDR

First impressions of Bangkok city Bangkok has had an unwritten history with me. More than 15 years ago I first began reading about this destination X for all travelers and tourists. A hub of culture, shopping, history and everything in between. Bangkok was dubbed the mecca of backpacking and travel. Pundits escape sharp tongues by …

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