Finnish BegPacker Needs Your Help in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Finnish BegPacker Needs Your Help in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Spotted in several districts, with a sign saying he was robbed and needs your financial help to get to his embassy in Hanoi.

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Re: Finnish BegPacker Needs Your Help in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Yet another begpacker, Vietnam is full of them.
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How do you know he's a BegPacker? Although, I guess by definition - if you're backpacking, get robbed and start begging, you become a 'BegPacker'.
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His story could be legit. Getting robbed in VN is quite plausible. 8-)

However, having your passport, wallet AND phone stolen is overdoing it a bit. :chin: :no:
I'd definitely ask for some details regarding how it happened before handing over any cash. If he has a good story, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt and contribute a couple 100k vnd notes.
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I must have golden horseshoes shoved where the sun don't shine because I'm 61, have been to 48 countries (plus Antarctica), once walked through a favela in Rio alone & drunk at 2:00 AM and have never been robbed (except by Thai Immigration officers).
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Is he hitch-hiking ? He doesn't actually ask for money. Need to get to Ha Noi urgently. Need to use someone's phone to call the embassy. I don't think its really begpacking - he's not asking for a ticket to Bali. Desperate times,desperate measures. I give him a pass here.

If you get robbed of everything in a country where you know no one, what are you supposed to do with no phone, no money and no papers ? So many scammers now, do travelers still help each other ?

And who took the photo ? Did they just gawk, snap it, and leave him there ? :o
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Anchor Moy wrote: Is he hitch-hiking ? He doesn't actually ask for money. Need to get to Ha Noi urgently. Need to use someone's phone to call the embassy. I don't think its really begpacking - he's not asking for a ticket to Bali. Desperate times,desperate measures. I give him a pass here.

If you get robbed of everything in a country where you know no one, what are you supposed to do with no phone, no money and no papers ? So many scammers now, do travelers still help each other ?

And who took the photo ? Did they just gawk, snap it, and leave him there ? :o
Yes i think he just needs a lift to get to the embassy,that is what he is asking for,hope he got the assistance he needed:)
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im interested to know what the "etc..." is, what else did they rob?
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Jamie_Lambo wrote: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:13 pm im interested to know what the "etc..." is, what else did they rob?
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It's no surprise that he looks so unhappy. They stole his dong.
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prahocalypse now wrote: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:26 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:13 pm im interested to know what the "etc..." is, what else did they rob?
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It's no surprise that he looks so unhappy. They stole his dong.
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why doesnt he just go visit a police station and get them to contact his embassy and explain his situation... if its legit that is...
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