Drivers in countries such as India will take you to expensive markets as they get a commission off anything sold to you. Make sure you do your research and know the names of some good, reasonably priced markets so as to avoid being ripped off. If you are taken to the more expensive markets, you will know not to buy anything.
2. Flower Power
If someone tries to put flowers in your hair, or offers you a blessing, be careful as they will probably charge you for it.
3. Paper Tricks
Taking flyers from people can also get you into trouble, because vendors may say things like "by taking this you agree to pay me." Signing petitions in languages you do not understand can have a similar outcome.
4. True Taxis
Check what regulation taxis look like before you get to your destination country, and only get into a taxi that you have either hailed or called, never one that approaches you. Also, check that the taxi has a meter, and if not negotiate a fare before you get in.
5. Pesky Pikpockets
Street performers may act as a distraction for pickpockets, so always keep an eye on your belongings whilst enjoying the show.
6. Don't Trust the Bus
In overnight buses, particularly in South East Asia, bags placed in bus storage may be subject to search during the journey, so don't keep anything you would not want to be stolen in them.
We hope these help. Don't forget to get clued up about the country before you get there. Basic language phrases can help too.
Jamilah, Hannah & Liz