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11. Posted by Brendagreen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I have just had a girlfriend return from Phuket, Thailand 10/10/2013 and narrowly escaped from being kidnapped in Thailand.
She is a young blonde girl and went to get a tuk tuk and they took her and a friend for a ride, the girls became suspicious when the offered them cigarettes laced with something, they started feeling funny and managed to escape and ran all the way back to hotel, they reported it to hotel and we're told he had been arrested.
They never left the hotel for the remainder of there stay, the tuk tuk driver turned up to the hotel still triying to entice her ,luckily most of the guest jumped up and defended her.
So if travelling to Thailand be careful especially if you are blonde and alone.

12. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2576 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Brenda, don't confuse anecdote with data.

rhs, listen to all the common sense above. Use your street smarts, don't accept drinks/drugs/etc. from strangers, keep your wits about you and everything will be fine. As for being alone, that will be your choice because Thailand is FILLED with young travellers just like you.

Have fun.


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