Rites of tuk-tuk passage
Tourists laughing, loaded down with shopping bags, joyfully zipping between lanes. No trip to Thailand seems complete without a tuk-tuk ride. But, can a ride around town completely turn your holiday upside down?
The Top Ten Reasons to take a Tuk-tuk?
Ask any Bangkok expat and one would say, “I don’t take tuk-tuks.” What do the locals know that you don’t know? Though it might seem fun like a big metro go-kart ride and the local Thai take them, tuk-tuks are an unnecessary risk. However, tuk-tuks have their uses. With careful observation, you will see that the Thai take them on very short trips. Small mobile business owners use them as mules for carrying their goods.
So that’s what they are good for, so why not take them?
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Like most major cities, Bangkok has it’s dangers. That doesn’t mean you should avoid travel to Bangkok. Violent crime on tourists is very low, but scams, cons, and ripoffs are prevalent. All travelers should be alert and on the lookout when traveling no matter the place, but Bangkok has its unique dangers. Knowing the dangers and the places where it most likely will happen will keep you and your money safe. Here is a list of some of the dangers of traveling in Thailand.
The Top Ten Dangers of Bangkok
1. The 10 baht Tuk-Tuk ride 2. The Jewelry Shop Con 3. Taxi Ride Robbery 4. The Pickpockets of Pratunam Market 5. “That’s closed today” 6. The Flat Fare Taxi Ride 7. In Hotel Room Massages 8. Motorcycle Purse Snatching 9. Gem Sales/Tailoring Shops 10. Bogus Plane/Train/Bus Tickets/Visa Arrangement
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