When a "stupid" taxi rip off is not enough! Now a US dollar is worth the same as a Euro!

When a "stupid" taxi rip off is not enough! Now a US dollar is worth the same as a Euro!

 

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A Facebook site posed a simple yet pertinent question...

 

Do Thai taxi drivers think foreign tourists are stupid? 

 

Not only are prices for trips on Koh Samui expensive but the charges quoted are the same in US dollars and Euros.

 

The exchange rate to the baht is about 32 for the former and 36 for the latter, reported Little Princess of Andaman. 

 

A round trip of the island would be 4,800 baht in dollars but Europeans would have to pay 5,400 baht - 600 baht more. 

 

Even on a 50 dollar trip to some of the islands popular beaches Europeans would have to fork out an extra 200 baht over their American cousins. 

 

The site suggested that taxi drives on Samui were fools themselves if they didn't think that foreigners would take one look at the charges and ask.....

 

WHY? 

 

The Facebook site said that they had not posted the charges themselves but been contacted by many foreigners who had complained about the discrepancy. 

 

They accepted that charges on Samui would be higher than the mainland but despite extra fees for things like the rank, the queue and the "win" on the island the fares were still high. 

 

Source: Facebook Little Princess of Andaman

 
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