Aah, yes, corruption. One of my least favorite aspects of traveling or living abroad. I've always wondered if it's just the Americans that are targeted. My family left Ireland a generation too early, otherwise I'd have an Irish passport -- I have it on good authority that it does make traveling in Europe easier and nicer.
That, and food poisoning.
We had more than our fill of both when living in Mongolia. I got poisoned bad at a chi chi (relatively speaking) Italian restaurant. I thought the soup was just waaay too salty, I didn't realize that they were masking the flavor of meat that had gone savage. I was sweating & hurling & shivering so bad I pulled muscles in my back.