What’s up guys!
I wanted to share another story with you today… This isn’t a fun story and it angers me to think about it. But hopefully sharing this info will help some of you guys avoid this same scam.
Recently my friends came to visit me here in Asia. I met them in Bangkok and then we finished the trip in Vietnam. Thailand is so much easier for tourists that I think anytime friends and family come to meet me in Asia, I will advise them to go to Bangkok and skip Vietnam.
When my buddies met me in Bangkok they were excited and anxious. It was their first time in Asia. I basically told them “welcome to Thailand! You can go wherever you want. Have a great time!”
When we landed in Saigon I said “OK only use Mai Linh and Vinasun taxi companies because the rest are scammers, don’t get into some guys personal vehicle even if he has a taxi ID card. Only carry enough cash to last you the day. Keep your phone and cash in your front pockets. Don’t let anyone touch you or your pockets. Count your change carefully after you buy something. Make sure you hide all your valuables in your room. Lock up your motorbike good. Don’t take a cyclo they are scamming cunts. Don’t use your phone on the street, someone will snatch it and speed off.”
Vietnam is a safe place but the scammers and thieves are relentless. You have to stay on guard 24/7, whereas in Thailand you can let your guard down a bit. It’s much more relaxing for the average tourist. I warned my buddies and then we went on to have a great time! I breathed a sigh of relief as we made it to the last day of their trip…
I did everything I could to show my friends a great time. Our days were action packed. I spared no expense. We saw the sites, we partied hard, we ate all the delicious food these countries have to offer, we fucked the finest women these countries have to offer. 🙂
It was the last day of my friends trip and they wanted to get a massage to relax before the long flight home. We went to a spa which had some cute girls working. We walked in and were led to a little locker room area. It was clean and well lit. There was a wall of lockers. The girls handed us towels and said “take off everything and use the locker.”
I looked at my buddy and said, “I don’t want to leave my shit here.” He said, “me either.” We hesitated for a moment then stripped off everything and put it into the lockers. We locked the lockers and took the keys with us.
I was thinking of taking my shit to my room but I didn’t know if we would be moving around to shower, sauna, etc… I figured our shit was safe locked in the locker!
Fast forward an hour. I got a massage and full service from my bitch. I went to the locker room and immediately checked all my shit. iPhone. Money clip with cash. Keys. Sunglasses. Got it! That’s all I had with me.
I had everything I came with. I paid the girl for her service and said thank you. I walked out into the lobby and saw my buddy sitting there on the couch drinking tea surrounded by several cute girls. I asked “everything good?” He smiled and said yes. 🙂 We waited a few more moments until my other buddy came in. He reached into his pocked and paid his girl. We all walked out satisfied.
After that we went back to their hotel and they packed their bags for the airport. We said our goodbyes and they jumped in a taxi. I drove home feeling good about this trip. I had a blast and I was so happy to see some friends from back home. They had fun and nothing bad happened. I was relieved…
An hour later I get a text from my buddy who was at the airport… “Those bitches went through our shit during the massage. All the shit in my wallet is rearranged and I’m missing $300 USD!” 🙁
What the fuck! I asked if he checked his shit before leaving the spa. He said he just checked real quick to make sure everything was there. He didn’t count all the money. Upon closer inspection he realized his ID’s were all upside down and in the wrong place. He said he had Vietnamese dong and also three $100 USD bills tucked in there. The $300 USD was missing!
Fuckin cunts! He told me he was 100% sure it happened at the spa. His wallet had never left his side besides that time and everything was there when we had lunch earlier. 🙁 My friend is no dummy so I believe him.
So obviously these whores must have spare keys for all the lockers. When you are getting a massage they will go through your shit. I only carry enough money to last me the day but my buddy decided he wanted to walk around with all that extra cash on him… Stupid move.
Still though, a man should be able to get a god damn massage without getting robbed. Vietnamese people are such thieving scum! No wonder their country is dirt poor and the majority of tourists never return… Even dusty ass Cambodia is surpassing them when it comes to tourism numbers.
At a recent National Assembly session Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam mentioned six fears foreign tourists have in Vietnam — like overpricing and rip-offs, unsafe traffic, beggars and petty thefts, bad food safety, dirty public restrooms and littering.
Even before my friend realized he had been robbed, I asked him. So what do you think about these countries??? He said he “had a blast in both places but Vietnam can not compare to Thailand.”
Sorry to sound negative guys! Shit happens sometimes and losing $300 is not a big deal… It just pisses me off because I took it as a person failure to keep my friends safe. 🙁 Now I want to share this story with you so you can avoid making the same mistake.
Please do not let your valuables leave your side. You think it’s safe locking your things in a locker but in reality it’s the same as just letting some random whore hold your wallet for an hour. It’s a recipe for disaster!
This is exactly what these whores were hoping for… They wanted to rob a tourist who was there on his last day. He’s gone now so they get away clean!
But I’m not gone… I live here… I know where the shop is and I paid them a visit… I’ll just leave it at that. 😉
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