Hello everyone, I want to share my story about my experience in the first time traveling abroad.
On 25th July 2019,
That was the first time, I traveled abroad by myself. I was so excited about this first trip. The first day I came, I spent a day to visit some pagodas, the Royal Palace, and temples.
My story began, when I went from the subway to find a way of catching the bus to the Royal Palace. Suddenly, A tuk-tuk driver saw me, I thought he realized from my appearance that was a tourist.
Then, He followed me to ask for a trip by tuk-tuk, he showed me a map and inquired: " Where are you going?"
I replied: " I want to go to the Royal Palace."
He said: " ok, I will take you to the harbor for catching the boat to the Royal Palace!" and pointed at the symbol of the harbor on the map. "It is just 10 bath" - he said.
In some minutes, I agreed with him and get into the tuk-tuk. Because I had heard about the transports on the river and the tuk-tuk, I wanted to try it.
The tuk-tuk ran so fast, while I was looking at google maps, I immediately knew it ran to another place on the map. The tuk-tuk stopped at an awful harbor, which didn't exist on the map.
The driver said-:" We had come!", then he took me to the table which was a woman sitting there and two bodyguards stood behind hers. It was so a bad situation.
I thought: " I was cheated by the driver", I sit at the chair in front of the woman.
The woman asked me:" Where are you going?" man", I answered:" The Royal Palace", she told:" We will take you to go around the river before we come to the Royal Palace. It is 2500 baht!"
I was very shocked by that price. She saw my emotion on the face and said:" How much do you want?" I answered it:" I don't know but, you have any the price of public transport?"
She was quite angry said:" No! We don't have!" I said:" oh sorry! thank you!". I stood up and move quickly outside.
I found the way to the harbor on the google map, then, I came to the correct place, which is near the gangster's harbor. The price was only 15 baht to the Royal Palace.
My first lesson in Bangkok was didn't trust in the tuk-tuk driver and sometimes you must believe in the google map.
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