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Hoi An / Cua Dai Beach Parking Racket

Posted by CatBa on 9/4/2007 at 22:20

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 CatBa has been a member since 5/3/2007. Posts: 349

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