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Deleted reviews


I have been trying to post the review below for a tour i did a while ago but it keeps getting deleted.

First time it got flaged by another user for violating the tripadvisor guidelines. I didnt see the mail from tripadvisor in time where i was supposed to confirm the review (so it got deleted). I reposted the review and now it is again deleted and i havent gotten a mail from tripadvisor. Someone know what i am doing wrong?


I booked the full day tour after reading the good reviews on tripadvisor. Unfortunately, My experience was not that great.


- The ride on the bamboo train

- The Banan Temple


- All the other sites you visit (bat cave, winery, etc.) were not a must see for me

- Samol's level of English is ok. We got most of what he said

- Samol's tultuk is in ok shape. Suitable for 2-4 people


- Samol's beer drinking and drivig during the tour

- Samol's inappropriate/sleazy comments towards females. He mentioned he was looking for a western girlfriend several times. That made us feel uncomfortable

- There were additional costs involved that were not mentioned on the website

- He wanted to charge us more than we agreed on before the tour

My advice:

Book any ramdome tuktuk for a couple of dollars to the bamboo train and the Banan Temple and leave out the rest. You will get away a lot cheaper and you wont have the feeling of your tour being streched unnecessarily in order for it to fill the whole day. That said, I would not book this tour again

Cabarete, Dominican...
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1. Re: Deleted reviews

I think the problem is that you're making statements such as " Samol's beer drinking and drivig during the tour"

Did you see Samoi drinking beer? How was his driving affected? A review needs to be written as your personal experience. If you have heard that Samoi drinks beer, if would be hearsay. If you have seen him drinking too much and his driving affected, you need to say that you saw him drinking heavily. It's a serious accusation IMO, and you need to back it up with what you saw.

Same goes for " He mentioned he was looking for a western girlfriend several times" He mentioned it to whom? You could instead say He told us .....

Edited: 22 July 2017, 17:44
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2. Re: Deleted reviews

Thanks for the reply. Yes, he was drinking beer during lunch and had some wine at the winery we visited. He was driving fast, but not sure if it was because of the alcohol. He also told me he wanted a western girlfriend. Im just not sure how that is very different from what i wrote. Ill give it another try...

Sherbrooke, Canada
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3. Re: Deleted reviews

Seems ok to me. The only thing that I can think of is that you give an employee's name.

Manchester, United...
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4. Re: Deleted reviews

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