From China, through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket), Malaysia (Borneo), Singapore, Indonesia (Bali), Philippines, Japan, Taiwan... East Asia is a backpacker's right of passage. Click through to see my Ultimate Travel Bucketlist for an epic adventure!
Tourists have been the targets of scams around the world as long as anyone can remember. What's interesting is that many of these scams used over 100 years ago are still as popular today - they are just updated a little bit to fit today's times. Here is a list of the most common travel scams that travelers should be aware of before traveling overseas.