Let me rephrase that: not in place like PNL, Old Quarter, Mui Ne (with some exceptions), etc.....slavedog wrote:Funny, I've always found the Viets friendly enough. Perhaps it's a result of my radiating positivity wherever I go. On my last trip in July, the girl who checked me in spotted on my passport that it was my birthday and, much to my embarrassment, arranged a surprise cake for me,. That was a run of the mill mid-range hotel in D1 Saigon.Hanno wrote:Not on the tourist trail.Lex47 wrote:That is normal Riverside business etiquette, unfortunately. You can get used to it or you can plot your escape however, I have to ask, are they friendlier in Vietnam?
Vietnamese are very friendly but they have also become tired of all the BS tourists in some places. Twenty years ago, I'd regularily get invited for meals and stuff (I always left some money) but then the banana pancake crowd came along and spoilt it for everybody.