Some travelers take a more upscale route, riding on air-conditioned trains and luxury tour buses and staying at full-service hotels. But as Buddhists living on a Peace Corps budget, Julia and I opted for a more authentic experience. Our goal was to travel to the original four places as the Buddha might, making our own way, leaving room for serendipity, enduring minor hardships and seeking refuge in simple monasteries.
Assuming that any of you can afford to travel during the coming holidays (I know I can’t), you might care to check out this page of ScamBusters tips on airport scams. The intro says “5 Most Common…”, but there is a lot of good information. I recommend reading the whole thing. Some of it is useful advice for any kind of travel.
The 5 Most Common Types of Airport Scams and How to Avoid Them