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  1. tokyonancysnow
    May 23, 2015 @ 9:06 pm

    I’m glad you said that getting a Ph.D. is hard. I appreciate that.

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      May 24, 2015 @ 3:54 am

      It’s not like I know from personal experience, but I know you do. And I’m sure it’s very hard and you must be passionate about it to achieve it.

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  2. tokyonancysnow
    May 24, 2015 @ 8:35 am

    I’m very much admiring your adventure. I’m so glad we met in Phoenix.

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  3. Olga
    May 24, 2015 @ 2:11 pm

    Happy you’re back. I actually missed you. Hope Vietnam is good to you! 🙂

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      May 24, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

      Thanks so much. I can see it will be a long and tiring road, but so much to absorb and, hopefully, describe in a way to do it justice.

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    May 24, 2015 @ 10:40 pm

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  5. theepowerofgood
    May 25, 2015 @ 1:25 am

    You did the right thing to not back down on the fare dispute – the old “I want more money than the meter says” trick is common. I don’t want to be that blogger, but you may want to have a quite look at my most recent post, I write about Saigonese taxis (only take Mai Linh or Vina Sun). It might help you if you’re going to stick around for a few days.

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      May 25, 2015 @ 4:39 am

      Thanks Laura! Just read it. Really helpful. Taking taxis here is certainly not at all relaxing. The bus was much easier. Still. this morning I had downloaded my route on Google maps and showed it to the driver as we went along. Your post is helpful for all coming to Saigon. Do you know if other cities further north are the same?

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      • theepowerofgood
        May 25, 2015 @ 5:11 am

        The same in what regard? Do you mean about reputable taxis? There is Mai Linh in other cities – in Ha Noi for example. Taxi Group and ABC are also in Ha Noi and are pretty reliable.

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        • Drop Me Anywhere
          May 25, 2015 @ 10:04 am

          Yes, about the taxis. Must you keep a close eye and be a very active participant in the ride as in Saigon?

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  6. theepowerofgood
    May 25, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

    I only take taxis from companies that I know are reputable; start asking around about which are the good taxis when you get to a new city. If you can, try walking away from the really touristy areas in the big cities. Though be aware that you’ll have far less choice in taxis if you leave the big cities.

    I am usually an active participant when I’m taking a taxi in Sai Gon, more because I live here and I know exactly where I’m going. I’m less able to dictate the route in other cities as I am less knowledgeable, but I still like to track where I am on my mobile.

    Good luck!

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      May 26, 2015 @ 1:37 am

      Thank! Now deciding whether to take train or flight from Saigon to Da Nang. Same price for flight ie sleeper train. Whther i get to see countryside.

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