How to avoid scams  in South East Asia

South East Asia has it all – sun, sea and 24 hour beach parties, but where there’s tourists/travellers there’s scammers and this part of the world definitely has more than its fair share.

1) Get any visas from the country’s actual embassy/consulate to ensure authenticity.  

2)  Make sure all taxi rides are on the meter. 

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3)  Do not (I repeat NOT!) hand your passport over to anyone masquerading as a cop. 

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4)  If you are thinking of renting a moped in Vietnam please take note. They do NOT recognise an international driving licence so you are technically driving without a licence and liable to be pulled over by the many troops of street police.  

5) I feel the need to reiterate not accepting free lunches from locals. 

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