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I assumed that Hanoi and HCM would be something like BKK as far as rip offs, boy was I mistaken. Both Hanoi and HCM taxi drivers are con artists in the extreme. Even in high class shops in malls it is one big, blatant rip off to sell clothing that does not fit just to get a sale.

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Vietnam is still 20 year's behind Thailand and a dump IMO

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19 minutes ago, OzMan said:

Even in high class shops in malls it is one big, blatant rip off to sell clothing that does not fit just to get a sale.

Its up to the purchaser to make sure that the clothes fit .

I see many youngsters going around in clothes that are way too small for them, its the fashion these days 

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I always use the bus, wherever I am.

Vietnam has an android app for each city, showing routes and bus in real time.

5,000VND (25c) for all local trips, 20,000VND for out of town trips.

 

Never encountered a taxi driver that wasn't a low life criminal, in any city of the world.

Although if you always use the bus and never the taxis , you wouldnt have encountered many , if any, taxi drivers at all 

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8 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I always use the bus, wherever I am.

Vietnam has an android app for each city, showing routes and bus in real time.

5,000VND (25c) for all local trips, 20,000VND for out of town trips.

 

Never encountered a taxi driver that wasn't a low life criminal, in any city of the world.

What tourist is going to fly half way around the world for a well earned holiday to catch a bus? Vietnam is still learning how to scam and taxis plus snatch and grab leading the way

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9 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Vietnam is only a 90 minute flight from Chiang Mai.

Hardly 1/2 way round the world.

I go there for the weekend.

I'm pretty sure my post wasn't aimed at all the expats in Chiang Mai but you knew that, Why play games?

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i respectfully disaggree.

when i visited vietnam few years ago, all products in the airport duty free

where in on price  -2 USD.

CANDIES, PERFUME, DRINKS, SANDWICHES, SOUVENIERS - ALL SAME PRICE, 2 USD.

so in such a shop, if you buy smart, you can win.

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There are info sites for using taxis in Vietnam, just use Google. Personally I like Vietnam

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