Goods stolen from room - sharing advice!
Replies: 51 - Last Post: Jan 16, 2013 6:53 PM Last Post By: Kuri
Jun 5, 2012 4:04 AM
45Why would hotel staff want to steal a passport anyway?on my visits to Vietnam I remember being asked at most guesthouses for my passport and got it back when I left....
Jun 5, 2012 5:08 AM
Jun 5, 2012 2:57 PM
Jun 6, 2012 6:01 PM
Jun 7, 2012 11:10 AM
49Let me explain something to you, "dude": Thailand isn't Vietnam.
If a tourist is planning to visit Vietnam, it does them NO GOOD to tell them "how it's done" in Thailand. What will the tourist do, tell the hotel registration guy that "Captain Bob says I don't have to give you my passport!"
Good luck. You'll be sleeping with the shoeshine boys.
Jun 7, 2012 12:41 PM
Jan 16, 2013 6:53 PM
51I've never had anything stolen but lots of people around me have. What I have discovered is, the richer a traveller looks and the less effort they take to be safe, the more likely they will be robbed.
I've used the same old bag for over a decade. A bag that was left right next to mine in the day storage was stolen. It was a Quicksilver/Rip Curl type.
A couple staying next to us had their room robbed. They wore expensive beach fashion and always wore Ray Ban sunnies.
I got scammed by a money changer in Bali though. If they try and talk to you while you are counting your money, just ignore them. They are hoping to confuse you.
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