Tourists’ belongings ‘vanish’ from hotel room in HCMC’s ‘backpacker area’

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Tourists’ belongings ‘vanish’ from hotel room in HCMC’s ‘backpacker area’

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Indeed, 'tis truly a case worthy of the great Holmes...

Belgian tourist has reported having all his belongings mysteriously “vanish” from his hotel room in the popular 'backpacker area' in Ho Chi Minh City.

Yves, 37, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper he and a friend checked into a hotel on Pham Ngu Lao Street in District 1 on Friday last week.

Pham Ngu Lao is one of several streets making up the so-called ‘backpacker area’ in the namesake ward in District 1, which is a well-known haunt of international travelers in the southern metropolis.

The next morning, the Belgian national and his friend requested a room change after finding that their room was too noisy.

Their request was approved, and the two tourists moved their belongings into a new room, witnessed by a security guard and a room cleaner.

After settling into their new room, Yves and his friend went sightseeing for the whole day, only returning to the hotel in the evening.

To their surprise, they were told that two other guests had already checked into their new room due to a mix-up.

Apparently, the receptionist who was in charge of the morning shift had failed to inform his afternoon-shift colleague about the room change.

When Yves and a security guard went to inspect the room, they found that all of his and his friend’s belongings - including two laptops, passports, temporary resident cards, and other personal papers and valuables - were nowhere to be found.
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The butler did it!!!
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Re: Tourists’ belongings ‘vanish’ from hotel room in HCMC’s ‘backpacker area’

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The old room switcheroo is the second oldest trick in the book
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