I met a lovely French girl on a bus in Laos who, after the usual exchange of travel plans, told me she got mugged in Ho Chi Minh City (AKA Saigon). Luckily there was another westerner nearby who responded to her screams and tackled the criminal to get her bag back. “It’s a great place, just be very careful with your bag” she said. Considering Adam and I had plans to be living there for nearly 3 months, I was thankful she warned us even though I was yet to discover how common an issue it is.
Unfortunately, even after being warned, I wasn’t so lucky… Read more