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Squished on a Sleeper Bus from Can Tho to Saigon | June 18, 2016

Squished on a Sleeper Bus from Can Tho to Saigon | June 18, 2016

When our Can Tho guesthouse proprietor Ms. Ha offered to arrange our return tickets to Saigon through the Long Phuong bus company which had (relatively comfortably) delivered us to Can Tho, we gave two thumbs up because we knew what to expect. But oh…we were wrong… When we arrived to the bus entrance, an attendant handed each of us a plastic bag and gestured for us to remove our shoes and place them within. It’s customary in Asia for one…

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) | June 13-16, 2016

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) | June 13-16, 2016

As you’ll see from our video below, we started off with unexpected enthusiasm for Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). The words “super-modern”, “pushy”, “fast”, and “commercial” were bandied about with regularity by those who had gone before us, and so when our arrival afternoon brought us a cluster of positive interactions, sights, tastes, and discoveries, we were admittedly surprised. We managed to avoid being fare-scammed by our taxi from the airport! Our Airbnb homestay was wonderful! There are frozen yogurt shops…

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