"One thing you MUST do in..." Vietnam Things to Do Tip by exchangeafew

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One thing you MUST do in Vietnam is ride in a 'cyclo-taxi.' Many of the drivers fought for South Vietnam in the war and are now forbidden from owning property. I did read about a few 'issues' but I found the drivers to be VERY friendly and knowledgable. They expect $1 / Hr and when I gave them $20 after peddling us around for 5 hours in 90 degree heat, they thought I was great. I even went out for beer with them (which they would not le me buy). The next day, they saw us getting on a bus. The next thing I heard was a knock on the window and when I opened it, a big bottle of water was handed to me. They are Incredibly poor people, but they give so much.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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