"No matter what whenever you..." Thailand Tourist Trap Tip by brooke_f

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No matter what whenever you catch a tuk tuk it seems they want to take somewhere to sell you something on the way. Don't go to any silk places but the souvenier shops are ok. In the end we just let them take us there every time as we knew we were helping out the driver by getting him his petrol vouchers and souvenier prices were quite resonable, particularly down in Phuket where prices are overflated on the street for example in Patong. So just go with the flow and if the driver gets aggressive just get out (we got dumped in the middle of nowehere by one driver in Bangkok because we wouldn't go into a silk shop, luckily I had done my research and knew where we were, it took us 20 minutes to walk back to our hotel!)

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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