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Staying Safe

An old Asia I know says this: best insurance policy for any in Vietnam is to stay off motorbikes. ride one yourself. Don’t on the back. And watch out for them on the

He’s right, but the sad fact is motorbikes and motorbike taxis are the and most common way to get around Vietnamese towns. In some a ride on a bike is the only for covering short city or getting to the bus station, for example. The is yours, of course, but be careful: your knees in, wear a and ask the driver to slow down dii cham or give a thumbs-down if he gets going too fast.

The greatest danger to your when traveling Vietnam is, in road travel: Getting by car or bus means throwing your lot a system where might is and the fastest vehicles or the ones look and sound most the apocalypse have the right of Even major highways are and require a bit of chicken — or giving way — when vehicles meet. An estimated 30 die every day on roads in Ho Chi Minh

The good news is that violent crime is almost in Vietnam. Petty thievery and is an issue, but you’ll have no if you practice some vigilance valuables (keep passport and in a concealed travel wallet or in a safe). Also, try to stick to the well-traveled roads, especially at — walking down alleys is never safe in any In general, foreign visitors no problems with crime in unless they’re doing wrong themselves.

Vietnam is politically very so don’t worry about caught up in any insurgency, though and mistrust do continue between ethnic hilltribe communities and the Vietnam administration. Terrorism is because the visa restrictions are so and because anyone doing funny under the watchful eye of the — and that means you just gets the boot. have been a number of of journalists and members of evangelical denominations being detained and materials confiscated. Whatever doing in Vietnam, just it look like tourism and you be okay.

Corruption in government on all levels is and, if you find yourself with the local constabulary, that you won’t be protected and in Vietnam, but harassed and collected Road violations are usually with an expected small at curbside, for example, and you can typically your way out of — or into any situation. In general, however, law agents don’t want to do with foreigners unless is a clear road to a quick If in doubt in any circumstance, contact country’s embassy or consulate.

may appear legal in Vietnam, its widespread availability — in beach towns like Nha — but don’t be fooled. The guy who sold it to you collects a few dong for a crooked cop, who then his dong bounty and a few dollars you — or, worse, jail if you can’t produce the requisite Not worth it.

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Dealing with Discrimination

visitors of all races are treated as a oddity in Vietnam; no one gets attention, really. In certain parts, the arrival of a Westerner a crowd. Foreign visitors are everywhere with spastic of Hello — often but for local kids, especially, usually something like punch buggy when you see a Say Hi back and you’ve made day, but responding to everyone especially when it’s not too — is a bit much. Vietnamese are by a friendly curiosity with and that often translates to boundaries of physical space: at arm hair (not unusual for or grabbing at your personal (not to steal, just to It’s okay to push away, but know that are motivated by curiosity and operate different definitions of personal

Women alone rarely run any special problems in Vietnam, but all take caution when at night. If unmarried, or traveling spouse, the pity is laid on thick.

Gay travelers should that there are laws homosexuality in Vietnam, but the laws are or less institutionalized prejudice and the impetus for harassment and police scams. Raids on homosexual are not uncommon. Beware of homosexual and escorts, many of whom act in with police on scams. A gay culture does exist in the big but it’s kept well the table.

Note . This was accurate when it was published, but can without notice. Please be to confirm all rates and details with the companies in question planning your trip.

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