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How to Spot a Noob in Vietnam

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How to Spot a Noob in Vietnam

There's a definitely learning curve to Vietnam, give or take about four months. If you can make it past then, you'll be sucked in practically forever. However, plenty of wannabe expats give up before then. Soon enough, you'll be able to tell who's gonna stick around and who doesn't have the cajones. They ones that won't make it? You can catch 'em when they say stuff like:

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Missing in Saigon

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Missing in Saigon

At 3am on April 20th, 2012, Edwin de La Cruz – known to his family as "Bong" –disappeared in the center of Ho Chi Minh City's District 1. Accompanied by his mother and older sister, the family had set out from the Philippines on a trip to Cambodia via Viet Nam's capital. After four days visiting family, the tired three made the bus trip back to Vietnam, arriving in the city at 1am on April 20th. They checked into a hotel near Ben Thanh Market, planning to check out the next morning. As it turns out, they would not make the journey until several weeks later and Bong would not be with them.

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