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Questions about Vietnam: Tourist Police? Labour Courts?

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1 hour ago, Scouse123 said:

Regards the airports, I have had 100% the opposite from immigration. Speedy, courteous and efficient officers and service with a smile, but that was Hanoi. I cannot speak for HCMC.

 

Just goes to show the different experiences that different travelers have.

Been to both cities, never had a problem. Vietnam just seems to be a little more rough around the edges, so I was probably a little more cautious. I wouldn't be careless in any of these countries. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time anywhere can end up badly very quick.

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12 minutes ago, Scouse123 said:

But, I have never felt that I was in a highly dangerous environment. Mind you, there is police and military all over the place in Hanoi.

Conversely, you will probably never see a police officer in Saigon. I asked a local about that as it seemed strange to me in such a big city, he said the police in Saigon are too lazy, but they are watching on camera. I told him I hadn't really seen camera's around, he said they are up high. As opposed to say Bangkok where you see cams all over the place.

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No response from the OP ? I smell BS. 

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2 hours ago, balo said:

No response from the OP ? I smell BS. 

Because he was stolen.😎

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6 hours ago, gk10002000 said:

They told stories starting with immigration at the airport literally ignoring them for inbound processing until bribes and tips were paid.

Will be leaving for my third holiday there this year tomorrow.

Cheap flights, no VISA, great beaches, cheap beer ........ what's not to like?

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on my very first trip to vietnam about 17 years ago i got robbed. been mugged in the usa on more than 1 occasion. i was naive in accepting a ride from a motorbike in hcm. in thailand i have been physically threatened by taxi drivers that refused to turn on the meter. one such driver followed me into a family mart and put his hand in his pocket like he had a weapon but backed off given the staff and cameras. been attacked in thailand and needed stitches.

 

viet immigration have always been efficient and professional. i hear there is corruption but you dont get shaken down by police on a road or sidewalk. business owners pay to get required registrations or safety inspections done expediently.

 

 

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I was in HCMC on Jan. 2017 for 10days only because I can't stand all the price haggling.  

If I have to haggle to buy a kilo of tropical fruit, I lost my appetite for the fruit. 

I got into a taxi and the meter spun so fast that my head begun to spin.  

I visited some massage shop and the girls only knew how to say 100usd. 

I like Thailand because of the  30% higher price only.            

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8 minutes ago, Johnnyngai said:

I was in HCMC on Jan. 2017 for 10days only because I can't stand all the price haggling.  

If I have to haggle to buy a kilo of tropical fruit, I lost my appetite for the fruit. 

I got into a taxi and the meter spun so fast that my head begun to spin.  

I visited some massage shop and the girls only knew how to say 100usd. 

I like Thailand because of the  30% higher price only.            

 

 

go to a supermarket, fixed prices and very reasonable.

 

taxi meters seem like they go very fast because the there are 23,000 viet dong per 1 usd

 

i have had 1 or 2 viet massages without any add ons for what 5 usd?   what do you expect at those places?

 

have been on dates with viet gals that invited me and wouldn't let me pay

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On 7/2/2019 at 6:36 AM, Destiny1990 said:

So how did u get scammed?

great question, he should have started with that, not jut blowing up air 555

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17 hours ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Hilarious!.... He worked at a language school and you expect him to put it in clear English?

like the majority of English teachers around Asia they have poor language/communication skills yet they get paid to teach. Had one teaching over the internet sitting in our complex meeting room, I couoldn't understand one word he was saying, he just kept laughing after each sentence

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Will be leaving for my third holiday there this year tomorrow.

Cheap flights, no VISA, great beaches, cheap beer ........ what's not to like?

be careful, the girls are know to be hunting for fresh meat 555

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44 minutes ago, Mavideol said:
7 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Will be leaving for my third holiday there this year tomorrow.

Cheap flights, no VISA, great beaches, cheap beer ........ what's not to like?

be careful, the girls are know to be hunting for fresh meat 555

 

thank you for the heads up. i have purchased chastity underwear for my trip to vietnam

 

 

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On ‎7‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 12:55 PM, Mavideol said:

be careful, the girls are know to be hunting for fresh meat 555

So is Britmantoo  ...

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On 7/3/2019 at 4:34 AM, madmen said:

When last in vietnam Saigon I was warned on separate occasions not to take my man bag due to motor bike snatch thieves. Never warned even once in Bangkok in 12 years. 

Both Cambodia and vietnam far more dangerous than thailand

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

 

Thailand pretty much double the murder rate of Vietnam and Cambodia. 

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