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11. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Thanks Hien,

Makes sense! Its understandable for them to get annoyed with somebody purposely wasting their time!

12. Posted by Rob.Milo (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Gooday,
So what was the scam part of it? Did you go check out the suits? If so, what were they like?

13. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting clarife

I'm starting to think thailand is as bad as turkey for hassling! is this just in major cities?

No absolutely not.
Not many sales people bothered me. At least not in a big way.Sometimes motorbike taxi men asked if I wanted a taxi, but they only asked once.
Nobody asked about suits. But maybe they only make mens suits?
On the Khao San Road, and surrounding streets, people often walk around trying to sell necklaces, lighters etc, but they usually went away when I just shook my head.

14. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Thanks Mel,

And were you travelling on your own? If I was on my own would it be safe enough to travel around?

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16. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting clarife

Thanks Mel,

And were you travelling on your own? If I was on my own would it be safe enough to travel around?

Oops, Sorry Clarife. I did not see this last May when u posted it. :)
In case anyone else wants to know. Yes Thailand is a safe place for women to travel.
But as this thread suggests everybody should beware of scams.

Mel

17. Posted by kymar1 (Full Member 12 posts) 8y

My wife and I just got back from 2 weeks in Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai.

In Chiang Mai we were starting to get a bit peeved at tuk-tuk drivers who kept wanting to take us on "sight seeing tours" for unbelievably low prices so my wife came up with a solution: When they ask us where we are from, we told them and also told them this was our 4th time there and we've seen everything. It actually worked. Most of them just said "oh you must really like it here" and then left us to it!

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