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Australians, as a general rule, don't do tipping . It's not part of our culture. We don't know how to do it, and we don't enjoy doing it. It feels like a rip-off. Restaurant bills are bad enough. You think you have a rough idea of how much you're going.
In 1970 Steven was called to active duty in Vietnam ; he went, with reluctance. As first lieutenant, he led a convoy to start road construction in the remote areas of DaLat. It was important for him to keep up the morale of his platoon, so he built a.
With that in mind, here are some tips for being an ethical traveler ... Tourism Concern's "Ethical Travel Guide" provides a free online directory of recommended lodging and tour operators, many of them grass-roots initiatives. Think before you volunteer.
Floating markets, colorful fishing villages, landscapes filled with rice fields and pagodas, and islands to explore are some of the highlights on the Cambodia-Vietnam cruises ... excursions, guides, tips, taxes and port fees.
Hanoi could emerge as a key player in Washington's long-term Southeast Asia push that's aimed at neutralizing Beijing's influence in the South China Sea. On Wednesday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be the first ASEAN leader to visit .
The next day I would set out on a two-wheeler of my own to explore Vietnam's inland north, a place of breathtaking topography that is home to many of the country's more than 50 ethnic minorities. Many visitors to the country, seeking a more intimate .
A tour guide earned around $600 back then and Jimmy tried to get extra tips . He worked at other odd jobs to help street kids. He even took $2,000 out of his saving every month for kids in HCMC and Ha Noi, but that ran out as well. Jimmy realised giving.
The cruise lines don't always like to hear it (private tour guides provide competition for their shore excursions), but the advantages of going it on your own are numerous. You can set a personalized itinerary, ... not always -- you will even save.
But with a hangover? It's like playing Russian roulette. After some liberal vodka pouring on the last night of our Pandaw cruise along the Mekong river from Cambodia to Vietnam , I find myself at the infamous roundabout outside Saigon's Ben Thanh Market.