|photo courtesy of DriveTheAmericas
They also do a great job of explaining why supporting corruption is bad for travelers everywhere and why you shouldn't ever take part. Here's what is inside of our little goody bag...
- 3 packs of cigarettes
- Small bottles of booze
- Candy bars
- Girly magazines (Maxim & Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition)
- All packaged in a mini cooler
- 3 Safety Reflective Triangles (this is a common excuse for citations, aka bribes)
- Mini fire extinguisher (not having one is a common reason for a citation/bribe)
*the idea behind these items is to stand your ground and refuse soliciting bribes thru money. Worst case scenario, you can offer a "present" if it's absolutely necessary. The importance is that officials begin to no longer see dollar signs when they see foreigners.