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Scamography. Vol. 03 — VietNam

| July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are two reasons why VietNam was able to defeat such giants as the Chinese, the French, and later the Americans, and those qualities are still very much alive in the VietNamese people today: blinding persistence and cunning. The Pham Gnu Lao section of SaiGon is a bustling traveler’s ghetto where virtually anything you can […]

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Scamography. Vol. 02 — Egypt

| July 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

I stared at the blank screen pondering which city to feature for the second chapter of Scamography. It’s fertile ground in the world of touts and scam artists and it’s hard to choose: from Parisian gypsies, to Muscovite policemen and Levantine Lotharios, and every place in-between. Then, out of the corner of my eye,  I […]

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Scamography Vol. 01 – India

| July 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

  Over the years, and across five continents, I have seen many travelers fall prey to the cunning of scam artists. And it should be noted that their targets know no age, nor social strata. I’ve seen it everywhere, from teenagers weeping over empty backpacks on a train in Thailand; to a well-heeled woman in […]

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