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With the news that police arrested nearly an entire ludus of gladiator impersonators in Rome last week for intimidation and assault, the topic of travel scams has been getting a bit more attention.
As long as there have been travelers there have been those ready to take advantage of them. the closest that I’ve come to being rooked – as far as I know – was during a trip to Tijuana years ago. It was nothing shady, though there was plenty of that for anyone willing. It was just a cash-for-conversation scam.
A friend and I walked into a darkened watering hole (at 6th and Revolucion – an icon of the old TJ) and suddenly felt ourselves being led deeper into the building by several large Mexicans.
Lesson number one: Don’t let the doormen seat you. I was young and naive.
My travel companion and I couldn’t see a thing since coming in from the bright sun left us all temporarily blind. We were seated in complete, utter darkness and we were being steadied by our “guides.” as things came into focus, I saw we were in a bit of a predicament – we were the only people in the place, other than the workers, and they were circling.
A waitress – ahem, this was Tijuana – sat down to take our orders in a rather colorful manner. It quickly became apparent we were probably prime for being scammed. Luckily I was pretty broke and too shy to talk to anyone because we learned later that the club charged for the time the waitress sat to take your order.
Lesson number two: Don’t let them con you into buying them a drink. Evidently the prices on their drinks go way up. I didn’t, because like I said I was young, naive, and I was brought up better than that. (Thank you parents.)
Then again, I was in Tijuana.
As soon as our eyes became accustomed to the dim lighting, we assessed our situation we thought it would be a good idea to make for the door. as we walked out into the blinding sun we were sent on our way by one of the doormen with this traditional Mexican farewell: “Pfft. big spenders.”
After a rather dicey interaction with someone we’ll just call “Mr. Neck Tattoo who Didn’t like Americans,” we crossed back over into the U.S. and headed for San Diego.
While I don’t wish difficult times on anyone, I do find stories of travel scams interesting.
Have you ever been scammed on a trip?
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China is a land of art, culture, and tradition is always a mystery to people. many travelers from all around the world come to this country to enjoy its vibrant rich history. Chinese hieroglyphs are one of the mystifying and superior communication forms. If you look to the Chinese letters, it is hard for someone to understand. however, one thing that everyone loves about these letters are that they are really eye catching.
Nowadays, Chinese letters are being used in tattooing and really look awesome. To have Chinese letters tattoos on your body you must have a sound knowledge about different Chinese letters. In addition, you need to choose those letters that suit your identity. To have a tattoo on your body you should get some advice from an expert tattoo creator. You need to do proper research on the Internet and find something to go along with your taste and needs so that you enjoy having this on your body.
Having Chinese letters Tattoos on your body is not expensive and it can suit your budget, you have lots options and you can also visit the internet and find out something which suits your needs and pocket but you should keep one thing in mind: that safety should not be compromised in any way. Any one can try these tattoos and it will look great when it is being embedded. Tattoo making is an old form and it has come a long way. Presently, you can get other forms of body modification that may be permanent or temporary. well, it solely depends upon your own choice and from which style of tattoo you want to pick.
These days, many women are having Chinese letters tattoos on different parts of their body and this can help youngster people feel great and can even give them a confidence boost. The dragon tattoos are mostly famous among teen age groups. There are also other forms of tattoos that come in various shapes and sizes. You can have a tattoo if you desire just by browsing the World Wide Web or you can visit a tattoo shop. There are many tattoo shops available in the market but you have to be prepared to be pierced. well, as the saying goes ”no pain no gain.”