Tourist police would be your best bet, but I wouldn't have high expectations regarding any action. What happened?
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,770
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nothing that this forum hasn't heard before now. Don't feel like typing the whole thing up on here because it wouldn't be anything new but I do feel like doing something about these a@##$#@@.
Travel agents regularly rip tourists off in vn and so it seems there's no way to nail one of 'em.
#3 stiginge has been a member since 10/1/2007. Posts: 3
I empathise. As long as there's money, they'll promise anything to get yours.
Lesson: learn not to trust, get everything in writing, maybe even with money-back guarantee.
Best advice: get over it, move on, don't let it eat into your thoughts and go enjoy life.
Just spent two weeks in Vietnam, mostly Hoi An. Whereas I did meet
a few good people there, I left with the impression that most, in
relation to non-vietnamese at any rate, think nothing of lying and
cheating to get an extra dong or two. Re: the reputation for Hoi An
to be a good place for having clothes and shoes made, I tried and
had more ill luck than good even though I tried being selective as
to the shops I entrusted with my orders. I left Vietnam saying
'forget it' and will definitely not be back.
#5 rbrad has been a member since 9/2/2009. Posts: 2
Yep, it's not a nice feeling - being ripped off, that is.
But, the 'feeling' is because we compare our expectations to that which is actually delivered.
Perhaps the best way to 'deal' with the issue is to liken travel in VN to gambling.
As for gambling, the proviso is "if you can't afford to lose the money, don't gamble".
So, the analogy for VN is "if losing the money won't help your holiday, don't do it".