The Vietscamese are Blardy Dodgy Mother Farkers
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November 30th, 2006 – by: droonsta
** Please note, these views below shared by many others, in fact 95% of all the backpackers, and independent travellers I've met have all told me this, before I shared with them my stories!
"VIETNAM IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, HAS AMAZING SCENERY, BUT THE PEOPLE ARE THE MOST HOSTILE, AGRESSIVE, RUDE, UNFRIENDLY PEOPLE EVER"
As I returned from Sapa mountains, in northern Vietnam, I was involved in a major scam, and pretty much lost everything in my day pack. This included my precious digital camera, all my photos, my notebook, telephone, medication, my wallet, credit card, money etc.
The reason why everything was in my bag at the time was because I was on a sleeper train and the pants I was wearing didn't have any pockets! Also one reason why the scam occured was because it was 1.
To cut to the chase, the fucking Xe Om driver rode off with my crap. He was doing laps along the street and he refused to stop in front of my hotel, instead he continued on further up. I of course presumed he was trying to look for another hotel/guesthouse that would give him some sort of commission. I continually shouted NO back that way. Eventually he did a U-turn, however he did not stop in front of the ATP Hotel, he stopped 100 metres away and as I barely got off the moto, he drove off with all my crap... GRRRRR VietSCAM!!!!
Funny enough Vietscam comes rolling off my tongue so naturally now, that it is apart of my vocab.
Like I know that Vietscam has nice people, but it's a large majority that are fucking arseholes. AND THIS VIEW IS SHARED BY MANY OTHER TRAVELLERS.
I met a girl at Hanoi airport, and I asked her how long she was in Vietnam for, and she said "well 4 days, I'm leaving the country because I can't take it... the people are just way too hostile... I'm even ashamed to be part Vietnamese."
Many other couples who were independently travelling through Asia said the exact same thing, the people are very ruthless and hostile.
Like I've got a whole list of people I've met in Laos who have shared similar stories about Vietscam.
After discussing this with quite a few travellers, it came to the conclusion that Vietscam is a country that doesn't welcome independent and budget travellers. The locals see backpackers are stingy travellers and don't bother to welcome them. Instead they treat package tours like royalty, because all they see is dollar signs on top of their heads!
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