I am about to set out for not only my first visit to Vietnam but my first visit to Asia, leaving in early Feb, with 2 days in Hong Kong, 2 HCMC, 3 Hanoi and 7 in Danang. I am really looking forward to it but frankly getting concerned about 'others' stories of the dangers in HCMC. We are staying in district 1, and have been warned of:
Cheating taxi drivers
Assault and robbery
Advised never to wear a camera round my neck
Advised for my wife not to wear a handbag
Never carry any more money than you actually need
Etc, Etc, Etc..............................................
I suspect this type of comment comes from an absolute minority, but would be grateful of any advice especially with regards to the camera, would my best option really be a pocket camera?
I visit London regularly are the risks in HCMC any greater?
ThanksEdited: 28 December 2013, 11:22