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Street Brawl in Bui Vien

This happened right in the middle of the famous backpacker’s district in Bui Bien. I used to live in Bui Vien and this is a high profile tourist zone. Loud music into late night, flooded with tourists and xe om. A police station is also situated maybe a hundred meters away. And still a brawl of such magnitude can take place. Source: Tuoi Tre News 60 SHARES Share on Facebook...

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Vinegar from industrial acid 😱

Police raided a family-run facility in Quang Ngai Province on Wednesday afternoon and found its owner Dang Thi Mua mixing acid with water to produce vinegar, the Vietnam News Agency reports. Mua, 55, and her husband were caught red-handed diluting 20 liters of industrial acetic acid, stored in two large plastic containers, with water to produce vinegar for use in cooking. News source: Tuoi Tre News This is a small time production, so...

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How to: Fake Taxi guide in Ho Chi Minh City / Vietnam

In Vietnam, fake taxi is the number one on the list of complaints for tourists and expats. Ripped off for a trip, going in circles, and being robbed off are all too often and are daily affairs. In Ho Chi Minh City, the taxis are divided into two categories, company operated taxis and private (fake) taxis. Private / Fake Taxi in Vietnam Avoid at all cost, even if it means...

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Top 5 Must Bring For Visiting Ho Chi Minh City

I am sure there must be one thousand questions in your head right after booking your flight. The very first question being where should I stay?… There are literally THOUSANDS of hotels in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and I am not joking. Ranging from a few dollars for a hammock rental by the highway to five stars hotels. Before we jump to accommodation, let’s deal with what you SHOULD pack....

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Your Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

You probably landed here because you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in the near future. Or you are already in Vietnam and feeling lost. Vietnam is a beautiful country and Vietnamese are one of the most friendly and welcoming people I have ever encountered. And Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is most likely the first city where you will land first before heading out to...

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