When Andy and I were planning our honeymoon, we discovered that one of our excursion options was hiking up Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We both knew this is one excursion we would both love.
On your way out of the falls, you have to walk through little shops. The shop owners will lure you in by asking a polite question (often, “How was the falls?”) and then they will ask your name. Do not tell them your name, because they will instantly inscribe it on a trinket, and offer it to you as a “free gift.” If you accept, they’ll then ask you for a “donation” of about $60 USD. If you decline, they will follow you to your shuttle and will not leave you alone until you give them the money. Andy and I paid attention to our shuttle driver, so we knew to steer clear of this, but we watched as two girls on our shuttle got scammed. (They were like “Oh well, we wanted souvenirs anyway” and we were like “You just paid 60 bucks for a key chain.”)
Would you like to hike up the Dunn’s River Falls?