There are hundreds of young or...
There are hundreds of young or little older men offering a ride on the back of their motorbikes. This is very dangerous as traffic is so chaotic. Also beware those who offered a ride on his motor xyclo. If you want try xyclo, so hire it near your hotel and bargain a price before starting a journey. Usually, the hotel can arrange this ride maybe somewhat costly but much more reliable.
taxi hawkers at the airport...
taxi hawkers at the airport who insist you go to their hotel. This can be a little harrowing when you first arrive at the airport. Be polite and tell them to go away. Organize your own transport, there are heaps of taxis outside the main entrance to the airport.
WATCH OUT FOR THE WIRES
Ho Chi Minh has loose and tied wires everywhere on the streets. These wires sit only just above people’s heads and we saw a couple of people caught when they had their umbrella’s up.
Cockroaches and Rats!
When wondering through the streets of Saigon, especially at night, beware of the cockroaches and rats! They are the BIGGEST you have ever seen!!!Related to:
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Tap water is filtered and sterilised. Nevertheless it is better to drink only bottled water and keep away from ice cubes.
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