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Hoi An / Cua Dai Beach Parking Racket

  • CatBa

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    For Foreigners cycling (in particular) or moto-cycling into Cua Dai Beach from Hoi An can be caught in a money making scam involving a parking lot, a man in a brown 'uniform' and a whistle - just before the SEA and SANDS Hotel.

    All wheeled Foreigners travelling over the bridge leading to Cua Dai Beach are subject to this character who hides in a house front and rushes out, blowing a whistle and waving a very worn baton.

    He directs Foreigners (only) to park in the paid parking lot.

    HE HAS NO OFFICIAL STANDING = he lacks an ID card that police wear.

    He is also very camera shy - every time I started taking pictures he would go and hide in a restaurant.

    If you encounter him either travel on ignoring him or, if stopped, say you are staying at the Victoria Hotel.

    Just another money raising intiative.

    #1 Posted: 9/4/2007 - 22:20

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