For the first since I’ve been in Phuket I got scammed and harassement. I was using a motorbike to phuket old town from where I stay. And also try to use the same one as I want to go back. I was thinking to use a taxi to go back.
But, when I walk on the side of the road, suddenly one motorbike stop in front of me and ask me where I am going. And I told him the place where I stay. And he ask me how much did I pay before, and I told him It was 50 baht when I came here.
He said ok, and ask me to hop in to the bike. I ask a helmet from him and he say sorry he forgot to bring it, and I ask is it ok to ride without helmet, and he say ok.
He was so bad in driving. I think he was drunk. The way was one way , but he against the direction, he drive so fast and kept moving the bike. Half of the way, he blamed me that I am the one who kept moving. I told him, I AM NOT. I just sit as he was driving. And he was angry and shout at me.
I just silent, then almost near my apartment he did it again, and told another vehicles behind us that I am the one who cause the bike moving like that. He was shout at me and ask me to go down. And I did go down. He shout at me to pay, and I did pay him 50 baht. And he shout at me to say sorry, and I did say sorry because I don’t want to cause any problem.
Then I across the road, and suddenly he took the picture of me. And I realize it since everyone look at me. I run as fast as I can to my apartment and met my landlord of my apartment. I can’t handle myself and traumatized, I have no clues why he did it like that. I should have took his picture and report to the police. Such a big regret.
This is the reason why it’s not easy for tourist to use public transportation in Thailand. Even though not every driver will act like that, but as I did traveling I saw a lot of tourist got scammed as they traveling. I wish this will never happen to anyone else who like to traveling. What a shame.