Had any weird travel experiences?
(The pic is Hobart btw, and everyone only has good experiences here.)
I've been scammed a few times overseas. Fortunately never anything too expensive.
But this one time, in a spa in Shenzhen, I was laying back on a recliner watching a movie. Probably getting fed grapes by a hot young Chinese chicky-babe (I may have imagined that part). And the person in the recliner next to me was a 50ish Chinese lady who spoke very good English. Which was good because my Chinese at the time pretty much consisted of 'Ni hao'.
So this lady starts telling me about how she's a princess in her home province, which unfortunately I can't remember where that was, and all sorts of other strange stuff.
Even tho my internal scam alarm was going off flat out, I was really curious to see where all this was going.
She asked me if I wanted to have a meal with her and I agreed, mainly because I was fascinated with her apparent extraordinary ability to make up bullshit!
So at this point I was thinking either she's gonna buy a massive meal and then make me pay for it, or she's trying to make me fall for her or her supposed money and status, and then rip me off somehow. Or I'd realise my wallet was missing after she left or something. Of course she may have just been after my body, which would have been perfectly understandable, but it didn't seem like that at the time.
So we had a meal together and I had so much amazing Chinese food that I was about to explode. And she told me these more and more far fetched stories. And then we paid half each and went our separate ways. And I was left thinking "what? That's it!? You're not gonna try to scam me somehow!?"
I was almost disappointed that she hadn't scammed me. Well not that I was aware of anyway.
Maybe she was delusional? Maybe she was just after attention? Maybe all her stories were true and I could have been a Chinese prince by now? I really have no idea.
I almost want to go back to China just for the billion to one chance of meeting her again.
But if not, I'll definitely settle for the hot young Chinese chicky-babe feeding me grapes on a recliner!