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samusugiru

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Free tour guides in Vietnam
« on: August 01, 2015, 10:36:22 AM »
If any of you are having upcoming trips to Vietnam I thought I would mention that we came across volunteer tour guides run by the scout association at a desk at arrivals in Ho Chi Minh. The guides are students and were lovely. Without mentioning I was on a budget they asked me if I'd prefer taking the bus into the city which was of course dirt cheap. They were so careful not to accept money I had to twist their arms to buy them drinks and lunch and they only ordered the cheapest dishes and shared. I felt bad but I guess it was a good opportunity for them to practise their English and they seemed to have fun.

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Re: Free tour guides in Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 01:07:45 PM »
I'm heading to Vietnam in a few months and I'll keep this in mind.

Thank you samusugiru!
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samusugiru

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Re: Free tour guides in Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2015, 12:19:31 AM »
No probs, the Vietnamese are super friendly and kind, have a lovely time!

FrugalBugle

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Re: Free tour guides in Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 12:50:37 AM »
This is also available in Hanoi via Hanoikids http://hanoikids.org/

Me and my GF did this lasy year, 2 female students took us around a couple of museums in Hanoi and then to a local place for noodle soup and I think we finished the day with an egg-coffee, from a cafe that was situated through the back of a clothes store and upstairs to a small smoky room that has been there for year,s and was where the egg coffee was invented.

I almost forgot to mention, one of the students helped me get a Viet simcard for my phone also.

We had a nice day and paid for the girls' lunch and coffee.



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Re: Free tour guides in Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 01:35:42 AM »
So sorry for this late.
If you visit Hanoi for any chance, you could have a hanoi private tour guide https://hanoifreelocaltours.com/hanoi-city-tours/.
They will help you to do a city tour, with real and local experience.