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Free tour guide in Ho Chi Minh City

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1. Posted by hungkero (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi, my name is Hung. I'm a student in Ho Chi Minh City. I’m a dynamic and enthusiastic person. Even though I’ve I learned English since high school, I still cannot use it fluently. So, I hope that I can improve my English skill by this way. If you travel to Ho Chi Minh City and you want a free tour guide, please contact me. With me, you will meet Ho Chi Minh City like native people. Ho Chi Minh City is an elegance city with rich cultural heritage, cuisine diversity and I would love to show it to you as long as you talk to me in English . -snip-

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[ Edit: Sorry, no personal details please. Link to Forum Rules added. ]

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

The approved free-tours are with Saigonhotpot (Saigon) and Hanoikids (Hanoi) - you should reserve a tour with them several weeks in advance (no tipping, but the client does pay for lunch and taxi)

I'm sure the offer from Hung is legit, but tourists should be wary of possible scams everywhere in SE Asia.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2015, at 11:35 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6188 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I'd normally remove these posts, but with Daawgon's useful pointers in place I'll leave it.

Yes, be careful with "free tours" as they can regularly be covers for scams.

4. Posted by Azooki (Inactive 10 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

the poor guy probably just wants to sincerely learn english. but we can't help being skeptical because of the tour scams that roam around. yes i agree for the pointers that Daawgon said.

5. Posted by hungkero (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Well, I didn't expect this. At first, it's my bad to not read the forum rules carefully. However, I dont think scam is regular that much in SE Asia. Actually, there are some street vendors try to take advances to tourists in Vietnam, but not everyone. Moreover, we can find the information of anyone on the Internet nowadays, or if we are still doubt about the information from the Internet, we can meet first, and then It's not late for refusing, right. Do you think its worth to try?
I will give some my private information to show who I am. I'm 23 years old. I have just graduated from the University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City.
I love Saigon, and I want to introduce our city to all of friends come from any countries all the world.
If you have any question about me, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I would like to get helpful advises from all of you.
Thank you
Best regards