Couchfish Day 171: The $3 tour

I’m sitting on a red plastic chair in a shopfront travel agent on De Tham in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s backpacker district. Out front is a signboard listing all the tours they offer. The prices listed are low. Way low.

We’re discussing their day trip to the Cu Chi tunnels followed by a visit to the Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh. The listed price is US…

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