Travelling the world is the stuff of dreams … until it’s not. Maybe it’s because we’re unfamiliar with local customs in other countries and don’t want to cause offence, or perhaps it’s just damned jetlag rendering us incapable of sensing trouble, but travel scams can happen to the best of us. As a nation of travellers, we all have a tale that time we were an unsuspecting tourist.
We asked Stuff journalists and our network of travel writers to tell us their tales of woe, in the hopes that it provides a cautionary story for other travellers out there. In the fourth story in our series, reporter Josh Martin is taken in by a scam at the border between Cambodia and Thailand.