Tourist scam destinations

  • Bali, Indonesia

    Tourist-scams-Bali

    The tropical island of Bali is the most popular tourist destination of Indonesia. This typical “bounty island” is on many people’s wish list to visit at least once in their life. Bali has been a tourist haven for decades, but its popularity was even further increased by the book “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert […]

    continue reading →

  • Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona-tourist-scams

    Barcelona is one of the most popular short-stay destinations in Europe. Tourists are attracted by the characteristic Gaudi architecture, with the famous Sagrada Familia basilica as the highlight. But Barcelona has more things going for it: it’s relatively affordable, easily accessible, almost guaranteed sunshine and to top it all off a beautiful beach right at […]

    continue reading →

  • Havana, Cuba

    Havana-Cuba-tourist-ripoffs

    Havana is one of the most picturesque cities of the Caribbean, an open-air museum full of 1950’s American cars and once-majestic buildings that have deteriorated over time, where you can let yourself get immersed in the salsa music, mojitos and cigars. The Cuban people have proven their resilience and resourcefulness over the years, and are […]

    continue reading →

  • Bangkok, Thailand

    Bangkok-tourist-scams

    Bangkok, a vibrant metropolis of more than 15 million people and the capital of Thailand, is an ideal gateway to South-East Asia to many tourists. The city offers a fascinating blend of eastern and western culture, with thousands of temples, hundreds of fashionable shopping malls, and trendy bars. Tourists become quickly overwhelmed by the damp […]

    continue reading →

  • Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest-tourist-scams

    Budapest is the picturesque capital of Hungary and the country’s economical and cultural center. The city is an amalgamation of two cities, Buda and Pest, on either side of the Danube river that runs through the middle. Budapest is a popular tourist destination thanks to its great architecture and plenty of nightlife. With more than […]

    continue reading →

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Tourist-scams-Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands (also known as Holland) and is mostly known for its dozens of canals, thousands of bicycles and of course its famous Red Light District and its liberal approach to (soft)drugs. But Amsterdam also surprises its visitors with its versatile cultural offerings, like the dozens of museums, the Anne […]

    continue reading →

  • Gambia

    Gambia-tourist-scams

    The Gambia is one of the closest tropical destinations to Europe. Just a 5 to 7 hour flight from most European cities takes you to coconut trees and bounty-like beaches, and a temperature of 30°C all year round. The Gambia is one of the smallest countries in Africa, and it is sometimes called the Smiling […]

    continue reading →

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Vietnam-tourist-rip_offs

    Vietnam used to be a torn country, one that’s experienced many wars, but lately it has been gearing up for a wonderful future of tourism. In Vietnam, tourists will be overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of nature, the cultural treasures and the charm of the locals. Because despite all the grief, the Vietnamese will show […]

    continue reading →

  • Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul-tourist-rip_offs

    Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, and alongside the Bosphorus river, it is right on the border of Europe and Asia, making it a melting pot of cultures. That makes it a treasure chest of attractions, a city that appeals to the imagination. Istanbul is a city with thousands of years of history; a […]

    continue reading →

  • Jamaica

    Jamaica-tourist-scams

    The country of Reggae and Bob Marley is a popular tourist destination thanks to its pearl white beaches at a deep blue sea and breathtakingly beautiful mountains. The “Island in the Sun” was originally inhabited by the Arawak Indians, who called it Xaymaca (translation: land of wood and water), but who became extinct when the […]

    continue reading →

  • Marrakech, Morocco

    Marrakech-tourist-scams

    Marrakech, also written as Marrakesh, is a magical city that could have come straight from tales of the Arabian Nights. Tourist visiting Marrakech will find themselves in a positive mix of everyday Moroccan lifestyle alternated with a rich history, numerous hidden gems and breathing a wonderful atmosphere for visitors. Some of the most beautiful places […]

    continue reading →

  • Paris, France

    Paris-tourist-scams

    The city of love, the city of lights or the city of fashion – Paris has many nicknames. These names testify the popularity and versatility of the French capital, because Paris has many beautiful faces. It has a history dating back to thousands of years, the unique Parisian culture, beautiful sights and its location on […]

    continue reading →

  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Phnom_Penh-tourist-scams

    Some people describe Cambodia as Thailand from 20 years ago. One of the main tourist destinations is Angkor Wat, a gigantic complex of 11th century temples, and one of the seven Wonders of the World. But impressive as it is, Angkor Wat should not be the only reason for your visit to Cambodia. The capital […]

    continue reading →

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Kuala_Lumpur-tourist-scams

    Kuala Lumpur has become a very popular destination for backpackers, cultural tourists and business travellers. That’s not very surprising considering it is one of the most modern cities in South-East Asia, together with (relatively) nearby Singapore. KL, as the city is called by the locals, is known for its impressive skyscrapers, of which the Petronas […]

    continue reading →

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio_de_janeiro-tourist-scams

    Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular cities of Brazil for tourists. The number one tourist attraction is Corcovado Mountain, which features a huge statue of Christ with outstretched arms looking over the city. The concrete statue was created by the French sculptor Landowski and stands at an altitude of 700 meters. The […]

    continue reading →

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos_Aires-tourist_scams

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the country’s most popular cities for tourists. The millions of tourists every year are attracted by the good food, the large selection of shops and the famous Plaza de Mayo where the revolution for the independence of Argentina took place in 1810, and which is […]

    continue reading →

  • Shanghai, China

    Shanghai-tourist-scams

    Shanghai is the biggest city in the world, with a population of more than 23 million people. With a futuristic skyline as impressive as that of New York, this is a true metropolis, in which anything is possible and everything is for sale. Shanghai is a true example for modern-day China, although it’s easy to […]

    continue reading →

  • Tijuana, Mexico

    Manu Chao sings: “Welcome to Tijuana. Tequila, sex, marihuana”. As most Americans cross the US-Mexican border near San Diego for exactly that reason, Tijuana doesn’t have a very positive image. Many tourist visiting Southern California still would like to cross the border into Mexico anyways, “since we are so close to it anyways”. The border […]

    continue reading →

  • Tunisia

    Tunisia-Tourist-scams

    To many European tourists, Tunisia is an excellent alternative for the politically unstable Egypt, and that makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations in Africa. Temperatures are perfect in spring and autumn, prices are extremely low and flights from most European cities are not more than a couple of hours. As a result, […]

    continue reading →

Speak Your Mind

*