21 comments on “Vietnam First Impressions

  1. I hope you start enjoying Vietnam more!!

    I personally can not stand Vietnam. It is one of only two countries (out of over 80 I have been to), that I never want to go back to. I found so many people rude and just trying to rip me off that it really got to me. I hope you don’t continue to have the same experience that I did
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  2. What a shame you’ve had such a bad start to Vietnam. I spent 5 days in HCMC last year and had no problems, everybody was so helpful. The rest of Vietnam was amazing too. You must have picked a bad hotel, all the ones we stayed at were more than accommodating.
    You’ll love Hoi An, it’s a different place completely from HCMC. If you have the funds I would suggest a motorbike tour from Hoi An to Hue over the National Park, it was the highlight of our trip (we used Hue Kangaroo Tours – brilliant). Hope your trip gets better 🙂

  3. Sounds like a tough place! Hopefully the rest out the country will be friendlier to you guys. Some countries just don’t seem to have nice service down. I’m always amazed by how wonderful the service in Kenya is. Then again, they’ve been catering to foreign travelers since Hemingway’s time! Looking forward to your further Vietnam posts.
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  4. Shame you had such a bad first impression – I hope it gets better. I find I almost always hate cities, once we get out into the smaller towns and countryside is when I fall for a country!
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  5. Not very good reviews so far. Too bad, but you are having another kind of experience. Be safe. Love you both.

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