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Fake ISIC card in Hanoi? Are there any?

  • Lukepattison

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    Posts: 6

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    I'm going up through China and Russia and apparently students get BIG discounts!

    Unfortunately I couldn't bring myself to treck over to Khao San when I was in Thailand - does anyone know of a place selling fake student cards in Hanoi?

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 30/5/2007 - 15:23

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  • CatBa

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    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Unlikely available here in VietNam.

    China is the centre for forgery and pirating in this part of the world.

    Mind you it might be inadviseable to use fake anything in China as a foreigner for the downside might cost more than paying the full freight.

    #2 Posted: 30/5/2007 - 21:51

  • Lukepattison

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Thanks for the reply, could you put this bit

    >Mind you it might be inadviseable to use fake anything in China as a foreigner for the downside might cost more than paying the full freight.

    in English? Cheers!

    #3 Posted: 31/5/2007 - 08:25

  • huevashon

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Luke, It would appear from thier name, that the person who was kind enough to reply to your post (too lazy to walk to Khao San) may be Vietnamese, so unless you are prepared to learn and communicate in thier language you should be grateful for the reply you got! If you can't understand what CatBa wrote, boy are you going to struggle in China!!

    #4 Posted: 31/5/2007 - 15:12

  • Lukepattison

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Thanks Huevashon, Cat Ba is actually an island close to Hanoi. I've been living in China for 4 years and as I speak Chinese am not too woried about that. I'm actually just looking for an ISIC card before I start travelling through China again. Do you have anything useful to say?

    #5 Posted: 31/5/2007 - 17:12

  • withshoeson

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    what catba was saying is that you may aswell pay the full fare (not student). because if you are caught with a fake card, it could cost you more than the savings you made with the card.

    the entrance fees(in china atleast) are cheap enough, just pay them.

    #6 Posted: 31/5/2007 - 18:20

  • CatBa

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi Luke:
    I was trying to avoid sounding like a curmudgeon. WithShoesOn interpretation is correct.

    As a guest, i.e. not a citizen, you are seeking to abuse your hosts, i.e. China, by cheating them using a fraudulent document.

    Ignoring the moral concerns, stealing (fraud) in a semi-hostile environment like China is unwise (dumb) as if you were caught you would endanger your chances of getting another visa and would likely have some computer trail following you around elsewhere.

    As a Foreigner you are wealthier than many Chinese so why not pay what you are supposed to pay? Leaves a good impression, as well.

    Remember others will follow you and any inconsiderate actions on your part might make things harder.

    #7 Posted: 31/5/2007 - 20:59

  • Lukepattison

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Thanks for the moral advice guys, am much humbled!

    Does that mean that I can't get hold of one? I'm also going through Russia where you also get big discounts if you're a student.

    I've been traveling for 4 years, was a student when I left the UK and will be a student when I go back, not that I'm seeking to justify my heinously imorral actions. You can understand that I'm on a budget!

    #8 Posted: 2/6/2007 - 16:57

  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Laos
    Posts: 961

    Luke, if you can't afford to travel then I suggest you go home. I don't think this forum should aid you in stealing, because this IS what you are doing. I totally agree with the other posters here.

    #9 Posted: 3/6/2007 - 11:39

  • huevashon

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    Thanks for backing me up guys! What a can of worms lol.

    #10 Posted: 3/6/2007 - 15:51

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