Early one morning, the mother ordered the two sisters to go fishing in the rice fields where seasonal floods bring many small aquatic creatures which the peasants add to their daily diet.
The two little girls, each with a fishing basket in her hand, went to explore the soft mud of the rice fields.
Who knows what the future will hold, but for the time being, I never want to return.
The only way I’ll give this place a second chance is if I meet a girl who really wants to go to Vietnam or if some business trip takes me there.
And the reason for that is one of my most-asked questions. The simple answer is that no one ever wants to return to a place where they felt they were treated poorly.
People email me several times a week asking why, in this post about myself, I single Vietnam out as being my least favorite country. When I was in Vietnam, I was constantly hassled, overcharged, ripped off, and treated badly by the locals.
There was the bread lady who refused to give me back the proper change, the food seller who charged me triple even though I saw how much the customer in front of me paid, or the cabbie who rigged his meter on the way to the bus station.p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container .On the outskirts of the capital, Thang Long there was once a family of middle peasants who had a comfortable income and lived in perfect harmony. The father was very happy with his good choice, but soon after, he was greatly disappointed by the birth of a second daughter. The step-mother devoted herself entirely to her daughter, and gradually, in the very house of her father, Tam became a sort of unpaid, ill-fed, and tattered servant: in a word, the family drudge.Cam Ranh Bay served as a US air and naval base during the Vietnam War.It was taken over by the former Soviet Union in 1979 under a 25-year, rent-free agreement, and was returned to Hanoi in 2002.