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  • It's not necessary to tip, but it's appreciated. Only tip if they did a super job (like food delivery during a rainstorm) --iancom
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  • Check your bill before paying at bars. Staff aren't the best at keeping track of orders and there might be mistakes... There will even be bars that do this on purpose... --iancom
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  • There are always drivers who invite you to ride while you are walking! Don't go with them, the drivers you don't book through the app even if they are wearing the shirt of the car company you booked, always double check they are the right person you booked through the app. --Nguyen Minh Tho
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  • Don't call children by their parents' names, because speaking will hurt the child by not being himself. --CongThach
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  • During Tet, you should not buy white or black items. The ancients considered these two colors to be the color of mourning and death, often used in funerals. Avoid wrapping gifts using wrapping paper in these two colors, otherwise, the owner will think you want to bring bad luck to their home. --CongThach
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  • Do not use words that belong to parents to speak to their children. --CongThach
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  • In addition, in Vietnam people often abstain from giving fire and water. On the first day of the New Year, do not be foolish to ask for fire or another country because the Vietnamese are very reluctant to do this. It is believed that fire symbolizes good luck and water symbolizes fortune. --CongThach
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  • It is forbidden to get married when the house is in mourning --CongThach
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  • In a Wedding, abstain from breaking any items, as that represents bad luck for the couple --CongThach
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  • Some items should not be placed in the wedding room --CongThach
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  • Take only Vinasun or Mailinh taxis. Others are not reliable and could cheat you. --Vietoons
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  • Use Grab or Gojek. Avoid taxis as they will often try to rip you off. --iancom
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  • Try things other than "pho" or "banh mi". Here are. Few suggestions: - bun thit nuong - mi xao hai san - bo luc lac Don't know what they are? Even better! Try something new --UrbanSesame
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  • Do try to use the bidet, and not too much toilet paper. If you absolutely need to, throw in the bin. The local pipes can't handle bigger "stuff" and can easily start a small flood --iancom
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  • You can try to speak Vietnamese (even you can't speak it fluently), people will love when you do that --Andy
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  • Vietnam is a very casual country.... no need to dress up to walk around. You'll stand out --Smfish01
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  • Be friendly, Vietnam has friendly helpful people. Remember, you are a guest, they will respect you accordingly. --Blind Donkey
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  • When coming to Vietnam, tourists often have to use chopsticks, Vietnamese people are comfortable in eating. During family meals, children must invite adults to eat to show courtesy. --CongThach
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  • Should use Grab, Uber for book transportation instead in taxi, taxi brand in Vietnam can cheat everyone about fee and way --CongThach
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  • In Da Nang, the traffic police can forgive the mistakes of tourists, but only once, since the second time, you will have to pay a fine. --CongThach
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