It has been reported on the Thai News both in papers and tv to be very careful with Taxis in Bangkok. Story in the Pattaya News website today. Do not believe me about how bad the taxis are getting read for yourself.
#1 theloner has been a member since 7/10/2013. Posts: 116
Agree the story sounds out of the ordinary but possible. it was reported on more than one tv station last night. As i said i just avoid the taxis altogether and have found easier and cheaper ways of getting around Bangkok. It does not take that much effort. Perhaps carry a gas mask next time in your travel kit.
#3 theloner has been a member since 7/10/2013. Posts: 116
Geez you are a scared little man. More chance of getting malaria than having some driver drug you.
#4 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Not scared of the taxi mafia i am just smart enough to avoid their scams. Little? You know what they say about small packages ? I can take care of myself just fine, thank you very much.
#5 theloner has been a member since 7/10/2013. Posts: 116
I got back into BKK just past midnight - grabbed a taxi and as we were heading to my hotel I was hungary. Asked the driver if he wanted to stop for a bite to eat. We stopped at a little chicken and rice place under a bridge along the highway. We both got a plate, had a little chat, I grabbed a beer. Driver even offered to pay (of course I picked up the tab - he was generous enough to allow me to eat on his dime). I'm not saying scams don't happen, but Bangkok is not a dangerous city. I live here, have been to Bangkok plenty of times, and never had a real problem.
#6 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Thanks very much for that story MM.
#7 Sampan has been a member since 3/9/2009. Posts: 110