Photo with fruit carry baskets and Viet hat
Photo with fruit carry baskets and Viet hat Hanoi Reviews
be aware of not nice situation Jun 20, 2011
Near Water Puppet Theatre there is a bunch of Vietnamese women walking around with typical baskets with some fruits on it, offering fruits (tiny bits of peeled pineapple in my example). When declined to buy - it is not the end.
If you stop - you may get a picture of yourself with this baskets (like the guy on Hanoi's page), in the Vietnamese hat, but than 'you are obligated' to buy these fruits and those women ask (well.. demand) US$10 for 4 slices of pineapple.
I found it not nice at all, especially that if they see that there's 'a tourist hunted' by one of them - they're coming as vultures, everyone of them demanding from you to pay $10 for each of them. Doesn't matter at the moment if you were about to buy anything. (hm, at the end it is hilarious)
So just be warned.
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