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When next in Thailand, don’t do these things – VIDEO

Most of the time you’re spoiled for choice with things to do in Thailand. It’s what makes the country so popular for overseas visitors, and as a place to live. But there are a few things that may be worth avoiding, despite being available, during your time in the Land of Smiles. Here’s The Thaiger’s Top 10 list of potential dos and don’ts.

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  1. The single most important rule I would recommend is do not pay in advance.
    The second, do not give deposits.
    The third, do not book hotels online.
    The forth, do not pay by card.
    And an extra, do not put your luggage in the boot of a taxi.

    1. Apart from the forth as I never pay by card anyway and anywhere, I have done all these many times over the years, never had any problems. Not sure in which Thailand you live in. Maybe you are one of these guys that somehow attract the crooks, maybe an attitude issue, I do not know. All I know is that I feel much safer in any Thai big city than in any big city in France (my country of origin) or in the UK (where my first home is, Thailand being now my second one).Much safer!!

    2. not paying in advance is perfectly sound advice. Not paying a hotel by card is ridiculous. Deposits in hotels are 1000 baht and always recuperable. However, it should be added:
      1) negotiate anything and everything
      2) do not insult police
      3) do not ask favors of local men. Nor women
      4) do not try to be street smart
      5) do not drink local alcohol anywhere
      6) do not take tuk-tuk rides

      1. I’m laughing so hard at this. Nothing on your list makes sense haha. Man what planet are you on. Don’t ask favours? Why what will they do kill you? LOL. Don’t try to be street smart? Should I be street dumb? hahahah. Do not drink local alcohol anywhere…I mean this is pure mental ahah. Do not take tuk tuk rides??? Man you just live in fear hahaha

  2. Street dangers are a different issue. This is about using a bank card.
    I do not pay by card because you give a business the opportunity to dip into the card for fraudulent reasons.
    For instance when you have left a hotel, they claim you broke the wash basin, and take the over the top cost off your credit card.
    What can you do? You are in France.
    It would be too expensive to fly back and then what can you do?
    Take them to court? It is your word against theirs.
    Or a more common charge is the mini bar. They claim you have taken the entire contents.
    Later you see your card account has been deducted.
    Any dispute with any trader in Thailand fails if they have your credit card details.
    And it has nothing to do with attitude, or that I attract crooks. That is a ridiculous.
    Does it not happen to you because you are French?
    Talk to all those that gave deposits to hotels by card, and then they could not fly in.
    The hotels kept their deposits. They did not care that they could not fly in.
    Thousands and thousands lost because the customers paid by card.

    1. Stayed in over 30+ Thai hotels and never had any of the issues you mentioned nor has anyone I’ve ever known that’s travelled in Thailand. What you think every hotel is scamming scum? Get real man.

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8 Comments

  1. The single most important rule I would recommend is do not pay in advance.
    The second, do not give deposits.
    The third, do not book hotels online.
    The forth, do not pay by card.
    And an extra, do not put your luggage in the boot of a taxi.

    1. Apart from the forth as I never pay by card anyway and anywhere, I have done all these many times over the years, never had any problems. Not sure in which Thailand you live in. Maybe you are one of these guys that somehow attract the crooks, maybe an attitude issue, I do not know. All I know is that I feel much safer in any Thai big city than in any big city in France (my country of origin) or in the UK (where my first home is, Thailand being now my second one).Much safer!!

    2. not paying in advance is perfectly sound advice. Not paying a hotel by card is ridiculous. Deposits in hotels are 1000 baht and always recuperable. However, it should be added:
      1) negotiate anything and everything
      2) do not insult police
      3) do not ask favors of local men. Nor women
      4) do not try to be street smart
      5) do not drink local alcohol anywhere
      6) do not take tuk-tuk rides

      1. I’m laughing so hard at this. Nothing on your list makes sense haha. Man what planet are you on. Don’t ask favours? Why what will they do kill you? LOL. Don’t try to be street smart? Should I be street dumb? hahahah. Do not drink local alcohol anywhere…I mean this is pure mental ahah. Do not take tuk tuk rides??? Man you just live in fear hahaha

  2. Street dangers are a different issue. This is about using a bank card.
    I do not pay by card because you give a business the opportunity to dip into the card for fraudulent reasons.
    For instance when you have left a hotel, they claim you broke the wash basin, and take the over the top cost off your credit card.
    What can you do? You are in France.
    It would be too expensive to fly back and then what can you do?
    Take them to court? It is your word against theirs.
    Or a more common charge is the mini bar. They claim you have taken the entire contents.
    Later you see your card account has been deducted.
    Any dispute with any trader in Thailand fails if they have your credit card details.
    And it has nothing to do with attitude, or that I attract crooks. That is a ridiculous.
    Does it not happen to you because you are French?
    Talk to all those that gave deposits to hotels by card, and then they could not fly in.
    The hotels kept their deposits. They did not care that they could not fly in.
    Thousands and thousands lost because the customers paid by card.

    1. Stayed in over 30+ Thai hotels and never had any of the issues you mentioned nor has anyone I’ve ever known that’s travelled in Thailand. What you think every hotel is scamming scum? Get real man.

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