As noted, his first Congressional campaign boasted of taking on the anti-Cold War faction of the Democratic party led by Henry Wallace, and as a congressman he aligned himself with those who said the Truman Administration wasn't being tough enough, when he willingly attached his name to the chorus demanding "Who Lost China? Inwhile running for the Senate, he proudly trumpeted the fact that during his first term in the House, even before Nixon had won fame for the exposure of Alger Hiss, JFK's work on a labor committee led to the conviction of a communist union official. While in Congress, he supported all of America's overseas activities in waging the Cold War. Even while running for President inJFK appealed to the "tough on the Soviets" issue by consistently hammering at Eisenhower for America's supposed lack of leadership, and America "falling behind the Soviets.
Too bad you had bad experiences. But being ripped-off several times certainly adds up the angst! You need a Viet guilder who help you in any places in VN. You need your opened mind to accept whatever happened in your trip. You need to learn JinJang from China-men!
The riff-off on any purchases in market is nothing compare to the riff-off between Dollar and Dong Vietnamese money …. You need to learn economic and trade …. October 11, at 2: Thanks for the heads up. But what I want to know is…if WE did that to the Viets constantly, would they be ok with it?
What do you think? Am I detecting a double standard of behavior here, or are we right on the money with calling them out on their endemic shameless behavior?
I think the latter. Tris September 19, at People seemed disrespectful and uninterested in the locals.
We stayed in budget places, and the people there were amazing. A lot less jaded about tourists than Thailand, friendly and smiling. That held true in Ho Chi Minh City, once we dodged the crappy backpacker restaurants and overpriced souvenir shops. NomadicMatt September 20, at It was my very unscientific observation!
I got off the beaten path quite a bit. I self-biked the Mekong Delta. In fact, one of my worst experience was trying to take the local bus instead of the tourist bus.
My friend and I were treated pretty badly. William February 1, at 6: Shopping is easy, I read someone said they were tugged on their shirt, perhaps you must understand how important the money is to these people, its colourful full of life.
London is the biggest rip off, Vietnam is great, some say they do not get change, knowing the Dong its worth so little to give change is stupid, like it would be so little like a few cents.
I have travelled to Vietnam for the last 20 years often,also going to Cambodia, Thailand also, but Vietnam is the pick of the three, rip offs are high in Thailand. Vientam Airways look after us traveller so good, on the other hand Jetstar is terrible for lack of service, poor food, poor time keeping, changing days, have no lost bag service and the price is not much cheaper than Vietnam air.
The markets are goodto shop in, once again you must understand the Dong. Mark September 19, at In the decades after the departure of the last U.S. combat troops from Vietnam in March and the fall of Saigon to communist North Vietnamese forces in April , Americans have been unable to agree on how to characterize the long, costly and ultimately unsuccessful U.S.
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